REST URLs for using the taxon portal

The taxonomy portal is displayed on the ENA Browser taxonomy page in the Portal tab (e.g. http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena/data/view/Taxon:2759).The content of the taxonomy portal table can also be retrieved in a text format: e.g. http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena/data/stats/taxonomy/2759.

To retrieve records associated with a taxon identifier please use the following URL syntax: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena/data/view/Taxon:<taxon identifier>&result=<result>[&subtree=true][Pagination options][Display options][Download options]

Taxonomy results

The following results are supported:

Result Description
sequence_release Nucleotide Sequences (Release)
sequence_update Nucleotide Sequences (Update)
coding_release Protein-coding sequences (Release)
coding_update Protein-coding sequences (Update)
noncoding_release Non-coding sequences (Release)
noncoding_update Non-coding sequences (Update)
sample Samples
study Studies
analysis Nucleotide sequence analyses
analysis_study Nucleotide sequence analyses (grouped by study)
read_run Raw reads
read_experiment Raw reads (grouped by experiment)
read_study Raw reads (grouped by study)
read_trace Capillary Traces in Trace Archive

Examples

The first thousand CDS records from the latest release associated with Taxon:9606 are returned in text format using the following URL: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena/data/view/Taxon:9606&result=coding_release&offset=1&length=1000&limit=1000&display=txt

The following thousand CDS records from the latest release can be returned using the following URL: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena/data/view/Taxon:9606&result=coding_release&offset=1001&length=1000&limit=1000&display=txt

By default only the records directly associated with the <taxon identifier> are returned. All records associated with the taxon and any of its subspecies or strains can be returned by setting the subtree option to true.