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BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) is an algorithm for comparing primary biological sequence information, such as the amino-acid sequences of different proteins or the nucleotides of DNA sequences. A BLAST search enables a researcher to compare a query sequence with a library or database of sequences, and identify library sequences that resemble the query sequence above a certain threshold.



See versions of blast which are available:

$ module avail blast

Load one version into your environment:

$ module load blast/2.10.0+


Notes from the sysadmin during installation:

$ lftp
> dir
> get ncbi-blast-2.10.0+-x64-linux.tar.gz
> quit
$ tar xf ncbi-blast-2.10.0+-x64-linux.tar.gz
$ sudo cp -r ncbi-blast-2.10.0+ /export/apps/blast/2.10.0+
blast-software.txt · Last modified: 2020/04/06 15:17 by aorth