What type of metagenomic data can I submit to ENA?
The following types of data can be submitted to the ENA and are subsequently analysed by EBI Metagenomics:
- whole genome sequences;
- metatranscriptomic sequences;
- amplicon metagenomic sequences;
- genome assembly data.
ENA accepts data in all NGS formats including:
- Oxford Nanopore.
FASTA files are accepted, although formats containing quality information such as: FASTQ, SFF, SOLiD and FAST5 are preferred as they allow EBI Metagenomics to perform a complete quality control, ensuring results are uniformly analysed.
Find out more about different types of NGS file formats.