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Old 03-03-2013
How to delete text between two characters in line?

Hi,

I have a large text file with the following format:

>gi|347545744|gb|JN204951.1| Dismorphia spio voucher 5
ATCAAATTCCTTCCTCTCCTTAAA
>gi|17544664774|gb|WN204922.32| Rodapara nigens gene region
CCGGGCAAATTCCTTCCTCTCCTTAAA
>gi|555466400|gb|SG255122.8| Bombyx mandariana genbank 3
CCGGGCAAATTCCTTCCTCTCCTTAAA

in each line, I would like the text between the ">" and the first space deleted. The text should be outputted like:

>Dismorphia spio voucher 5
ATCAAATTCCTTCCTCTCCTTAAA
>Rodapara nigens gene region
CCGGGCAAATTCCTTCCTCTCCTTAAA
>Bombyx mandariana genbank 3
CCGGGCAAATTCCTTCCTCTCCTTAAA

The lines that need to be edited all begin with ">". Is there a quick way to do this?
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Old 03-03-2013
Code:
sed "s/^>[^ ]* />/" file

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