Q: Can I use my metagenomes with the MPA

A: Yes, the MPA supports the use of multiple formats of FASTA (FAA) files to be used as protein sequence databases. This includes any metagenomes and UniProt or NCBI databases. In order for your protein database to be usable, you need to load the database using the “Add Fasta Database” Dialog from the “Update” menu. This is necessary to allow for pre-processing of the database, including the retrieval of metadata in case of UniProt entries.