Blast: LSU Overview

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General Information

The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) finds regions of local similarity between sequences. The program compares nucleotide or protein sequences to sequence databases and calculates the statistical significance of matches. BLAST can be used to infer functional and evolutionary relationships between sequences as well as help identify members of gene families.

Pre-Installation Notes

Review the BLAST User Manual, to decided which version to download for your database.

Download BLAST

Download BLAST from the Provider's Website

Training & Support

BLAST User Manual

BLAST Help Manual

BLAST On-line Tutorials


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