MS::DB::Search::Source::uniprot - interface for Uniprot downloads


    use MS::DB::Search;

    my $db = MS::DB::Search->new();

        source           => 'uniprot',
        taxid            => '12345',
        ref_only         => 1,
        reviewed_only    => 0,
        include_isoforms => 0,


MS::DB::Search::Source::uniprot provides an interface to the Uniprot database for fetching proteomes based on taxonomic ID. It is not intended to be called directly, but rather used via the 'source' argument to the MS::DB::Search add_from_source method.


The following arguments should be provided to the MS::DB::Search add_from_source method call:

source <plugin>

Should be 'uniprot'

taxid <id>

A numeric NCBI taxonomic ID for the organim of interest (one of 'taxid' or 'proteome' is required)

proteome <id>

A Uniprot ID for the proteome of interest (one of 'taxid' or 'proteome' is required)

ref_only <bool>

Whether to only fetch reference proteomes (default: 0)

reviewed_only <bool>

Whether to only fetch reviewed protein sequences (default: 0)

include_isoforms <bool>

Whether to include protein isoform sequences in the dataset (default: 0)


Please report bugs to the author.


Jeremy Volkening <>


Copyright 2016 Jeremy Volkening

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