In submitting sequences using tbl2asn to NCBI/GenBank, the documentation states that there is a controlled vocabulary for the key "moltype", but no where on the Internet can I find a full list of that vocabulary. "mRNA" and "genomic" are given as examples on several pages, and I can see from Sequin documentation what the GUI descriptors of all the vocabulary terms are (e.g., "genomic DNA"), but I can't find the terms themselves. Any ideas where I can find this list?
There is this "Controlled vocabulary for /mol_type qualifier" page created by the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration in 2013. It says the allowed values are:
"genomic DNA", "genomic RNA", "mRNA", "tRNA", "rRNA", "other RNA", "other DNA", "transcribed RNA", "viral cRNA", "unassigned DNA", "unassigned RNA"
I found this as the second result of a Google search on moltype vocabulary.
I've found an archived version of Sequin for Database Submissions and Updates: A Quick Guide, published by NCBI.
- moltype should use one of the following values. Example: [moltype=genomic]
- precursor RNA
- transcribed RNA