# BioPerl module for Bio::DB::Taxonomy::silva
# Please direct questions and support issues to <bioperl-l@bioperl.org> 
# Copyright Florent Angly
# You may distribute this module under the same terms as perl itself

=head1 NAME

Bio::DB::Taxonomy::silva - Use the Silva taxonomy


  use Bio::DB::Taxonomy;

  my $db = Bio::DB::Taxonomy->new(
     -source   => 'silva',
     -taxofile => 'SSURef_108_tax_silva_trunc.fasta',


This is an implementation of Bio::DB::Taxonomy which stores and accesses the
Silva taxonomy. Internally, Bio::DB::Taxonomy::silva keeps the taxonomy
into memory by using Bio::DB::Taxonomy::list. As a consequence, note that the
IDs assigned to the taxonomy nodes, e.g. sv72, are arbitrary, contrary to the
pre-defined IDs that NCBI assigns to taxons. Note also that no rank names or
common names are assigned to the taxa of Bio::DB::Taxonomy::silva.

The latest Silva taxonomy (2011) contains about 126,000 taxa and occupies 
about 124 MB of memory once parsed into a Bio::DB::Taxonomy::silva object.
Obviously, it can take a little while to load.

The taxonomy file SSURef_108_tax_silva_trunc.fasta that this module uses is
available from L<http://www.arb-silva.de/no_cache/download/archive/release_108/Exports/>.


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=head1 AUTHOR - Florent Angly



The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods.
Internal methods are usually preceded with a _


package Bio::DB::Taxonomy::silva;
$Bio::DB::Taxonomy::silva::VERSION = '1.7.7';
use strict;
use Bio::SeqIO;

use base qw(Bio::DB::Taxonomy Bio::DB::Taxonomy::list);

$Bio::DB::Taxonomy::list::prefix = 'sv';

=head2 new

 Title   : new
 Usage   : my $obj = Bio::DB::Taxonomy::silva->new();
 Function: Builds a new Bio::DB::Taxonomy::silva object 
 Returns : an instance of Bio::DB::Taxonomy::silva
 Args    : -taxofile  => name of the FASTA file containing the taxonomic information,
                         typically 'SSURef_108_tax_silva_trunc.fasta' (mandatory)


sub new {
   # Override Bio::DB::Taxonomy
   my($class, @args) = @_;
   my $self = $class->SUPER::new(@args);
   my ($taxofile) = $self->_rearrange([qw(TAXOFILE)], @args);
   if ( $taxofile ) {
      $self = $self->_build_taxonomy($taxofile);

   return $self;

sub _build_taxonomy {
   my ($self, $taxofile) = @_;

   my $taxonomy = Bio::DB::Taxonomy::list->new();
   my %taxas;
   my $desc_re = qr/^>\S+?(?:\s+(.+))?$/;

   # One could open the file using Bio::SeqIO::fasta, but it is slower and we
   # only need the sequence descriptions

   open my $in, '<', $taxofile or $self->throw("Could not read file '$taxofile': $!");

   # Populate taxonomy with taxonomy obtained from sequence description
   while (my $line = <$in>) {

      next if $line !~ $desc_re;
      my $taxo_string = $1;
      next if not $taxo_string;

      # Example of taxonomy string:
      # 1/ Bacteria;Firmicutes;Bacilli;Lactobacillales;Enterococcaceae;Enterococcus;Enterococcus faecium DO
      # 2/ Eukaryota;Metazoa;Chordata;Craniata;Vertebrata;Euteleostomi;Mammalia;Eutheria;Euarchontoglires;Glires;
      #       Rodentia;Sciurognathi;Muroidea;Muridae;Murinae;Rattus;;Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)
      # Skip already seen taxas
      next if exists $taxas{$taxo_string};
      $taxas{$taxo_string} = undef;

      # Strip the common name (could save it if Bio::DB::Taxonomy::list supported it)
      $taxo_string =~ s/ \(.*\)$//;

      # Save lineage
      # Unfortunately, we cannot easily add ranks since they vary from 2 to 23 for every entry
      my @names = split /;/, $taxo_string;
         -names => \@names,


   close $in;

   return $taxonomy;