Bio.motifs.minimal module

Module for the support of MEME minimal motif format.

Parse the text output of the MEME program into a meme.Record object.


>>> from Bio.motifs import minimal
>>> with open("motifs/meme.out") as f:
...     record =
>>> for motif in record:
...     print(, motif.evalue)
1 1.1e-22

You can access individual motifs in the record by their index or find a motif by its name:

>>> from Bio import motifs
>>> with open("motifs/") as f:
...     record = motifs.parse(f, 'minimal')
>>> motif = record[0]
>>> print(
>>> motif = record['IFXA']
>>> print(

This function won’t retrieve instances, as there are none in minimal meme format.

class Bio.motifs.minimal.Record

Bases: list

Class for holding the results of a minimal MEME run.


Initialize record class values.


Return the motif of index key.