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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


Notes from the sysadmin during installation:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget
$ tar xf ncbi-blast-2.6.0+-x64-linux.tar.gz
$ sudo mv ncbi-blast-2.6.0+ /export/apps/blast/2.6.0+
$ sudo chown -R root:root /export/apps/blast/2.6.0+
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