I am a Biochemist that is unfamiliar with bioinformatic tools and new to academia as a whole.
I am currently using ILLUMINA PE DNA sequence data, which I trimmed (Trimmomatic), corrected (Rcorrector) and assembled (SPAdes). I am now interested in using the genetic sequences from my contigs to identify the original organism (I know it is a bacterium).
I have tried using ncbi's BLASTn on one of my contigs with default parameters, on nucleotide collection database. The contig length is about 360 000 bases long. I let the query run for 30 minutes before stopping, nothing came of it.
What would be the best way to go about doing this?
Edit: For context, these DNA sequences are from genetic material that was extracted from bacteria from a soil sample. Using selective growth environment, we assured the organisms are indeed bacteria (further tests were done to determine other characteristics but this is besides the point).