Manages a complete workflow to analysis the codon usage bias
BCAWT: Automated tool for codon usage bias analysis for molecular evolution
BCAW tool Updates
Now you can run BCAW tool using a GUI software that can work on any operating system. It is very easy to use. For more information and to download it: BCAWT-GUI.
Statement of Need
There are no tools available enable users to run a whole automated workflow for codon usage bias analysis. Using python 3.7 BCAW Tool ( Bio Codon Analysis Workflow Tool ) was developed to address this problem. BCAW Tool manages a complete automated workflow to analyze the codon usage bias for genes and genomes of any organism. With minimum coding skills.
For more details about codon usage bias , and the equations used in BCAWT see.
pip install BCAWT
Note: Python >=3.7 is required.
Contributions to the software are welcome
For bugs and suggestions, the most effective way is by raising an issue on the github issue tracker. Github allows you to classify your issues so that we know if it is a bug report, feature request or feedback to the authors.
Note here we try to test the result of BCAW tool and not the modules, for testing the modules in the package use test.py
First download fasta file containing the coding sequence ( you can download any fasta file containing gene sequences to be analyzed from NCBI database).
or just download that file Test file
then run ( It will automatically run a test on the results files ):
from BCAWT import BCAWT_auto_test path = "Test_folder" # absolute path to the directory to save the result in test_fasta = "Test_fasta_file" # absolute path to the fasta file that will be tested BCAWT_auto_test.auto_test(path, test_fasta) #processing.... BCAWT_auto_test.auto_check_files(path) # note: this test assumes that in the result folder nothing except the result files form the above function.
from BCAWT import BCAWT BCAWT.BCAW(['Ecoli.fasta'],'save_path',genetic_code_=11,Auto=True)
main_fasta_file (list): list of string of the file's path or file-like object save_path (str): absolute path to the directory to save the result in, default = the current directory ref_fasta_file (list): list of string of the file's path or file-like object, default = None Auto (bool): default = False, if ref_fasta_file not None. genetic_code_ (int) : default = 1, The Genetic Codes number described by [NCBI](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy/Utils/wprintgc.cgi)
Important Note: BCAW tool expect coding sequences as input and not genes, for more information about what the difference between them you can take a look here
To obtain such fasta file for a species of interest
Say that the species of interest is Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655:
1- Go to the NCBI database.
2- In the search bar write ( Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655, complete genome ).
3- choose one of the results ( depending on what you want in your analysis ).
3- On the right of the page, you will find send to option. From sent to select Coding Sequences then FASTA nucleotides Finally, press on Create File
The expected CSV files output
|CSV file name||Description|
|ATCG||contains ; gene id, GC, GC1, GC2, GC3, GC12, AT, AT3 A3, T3, C3, G3, GRAVY, AROMO and, Gene Length|
|CA_RSCU||contains ; each RSCU result for each codon in each genes|
|CA_RSCUcodons||contains ; correspondence analysis first 4 axis for each codon|
|CA_RSCUgenes||contains ; correspondence analysis first 4 axis for each gene|
|CAI||contains ; gene id and CAI index|
|ENc||contains ; gene id and ENc index.|
|P2-index||contains ; gene id and P2 index|
|optimal codons||contains; putative optimal codons detected|
All output plots from BCAW tool analysis for coding sequence from Escherichia coli
- An intro to the codon usage bias >> CUB introduction
- For more information about the equations used to analyze CUB in the BCAW tool >> Equations
- For more information about the output >> Output
- For more information about the abbreviations used >> Abbreviations table
Anwar, (2019). BCAWT: Automated tool for codon usage bias analysis for molecular evolution. Journal of Open Source Software, 4(42), 1500, https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.01500
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