Downloading the FASTA Sequences
Go to Data Exporter on the left hand menu and select Trimmed Fasta Sequences. Select your project. Click "Continue".
Select the type of output you want, either Unique Sequences or All Reads. Select the dataset and the domain you are interested in.
All Reads files contain each read as a separate fasta sequence. This version can produce very large files.
With Unique Sequences, multiple reads having the same sequence are grouped together as one entry. They are sorted in order of decreasing abundance.
Right-click on the file link to save the file on your computer. The output will be a text file.
The definition line starts with ">". The definition line contains the read_id, the project name, the dataset name, and the GAST distance and taxonomy. All the fields are separated by "|". In the case of unique sequences, the count is also included.