Format m8 vs daa


I have a doubt, I used diamond for alignment my sequences in format m8, then I import my format like blast and then used mapping files for functional analysis. This is correct? o I had to necessarily alignment in daa format?

And I work with version 5, I can use de new mapping files for MEGAN6 in my version?

Thanks for your help

You should use DAA format if you want to access the reads and alignments, and can use m8 if you don’t

No, MEGAN5 can’t parse the MEGAN6 mapping files.

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