BLAST (The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) 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.

Versions and Availability

Module Names for BLAST on qb2
Machine Version Module Name
None Available N/A N/A
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A suite of tools are provided, such as blast, blastx, blastn, blastp. Please refer to the Resources for more details.


  • The BLAST Home Page provides links to protein and genomic data sets, as well as information on specific tools.

Last modified: June 20 2015 10:44:47.