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This basically stores a local copy of the data from the NCBI COGs database for function annotation.

It is required to run anvi-run-ncbi-cogs and is set up on your computer by the program anvi-setup-ncbi-cogs.

Database version options

Last we checked, the following versions of NCBI COGs were available:

Please see the help page for anvi-setup-ncbi-cogs if you want to learn how to choose which version to set up on your computer.

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