To build Bowtie index select the Tools ‣ NGS data analysis ‣ Build index for reads mapping item in the main menu. The Build Index dialog appears. Set the Align short reads method parameter to Bowtie.
The dialog looks as follows:
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There are the following parameters:
Reference sequence — DNA sequence to which short reads would be aligned to. This parameter is required.
Index file name — a file to save the created index to. This parameter is required.
Colorspace (–color) — the input is read in colorspace, colors are encoded as characters A/C/G/T (A=blue, C=green, G=orange, T=red).