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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 which are available:

$ module avail blast

Load one version into your environment and run it:

$ module load blast/2.14.1+
$ blastn -h


Notes from the sysadmin during installation:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget
$ tar xf ncbi-blast-2.14.1+-x64-linux.tar.gz
$ sudo cp -r ncbi-blast-2.14.1+ /export/apps/blast/2.14.1+
blast-software.txt · Last modified: 2023/11/24 08:58 by aorth