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Title

easySEARCH: A user-friendly bioinformatics program that enables BLAST searching with a massive number of query sequences

 

Authors

Dong-Wook Kim1, Ryong Nam Kim1, Dae-Soo Kim1, Sang-Haeng Choi1, Sung-Hwa Chae3, Hong-Seog Park1, 2*

 

Affiliation

1Genome Resource Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), Daejeon 305-806, Korea; 2University of Science and Technology (UST), Daejeon 305-333, Korea; 3Research Institute of GnC Bio Co. Ltd, Daejeon 305-150, South Korea.

 

Email

hspark@kribb.re.kr; *Corresponding author

 

Article Type

Software

Date

Received August 06, 2012; Accepted August 15, 2012; Published August 24, 2012

 

Abstract

Many biologists are familiar with BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool). A major difficulty with BLAST is searching a massive number of queries without depending on professional help with scripting languages. Hence, we describe the development of an interface for BLAST to perform sequence search for a set of query sequences at one instance. This software interface runs on all Windows-based personal computers (PCs) and can be widely used by biologists who are not familiar with professional informatics command languages and yet want to perform massive sequence analysis.

 

Availability

http://210.219.44.213/easyblast_down.html.

 

Keywords

easySEARCH, bioinformatics program

 

Citation

Kim et al. Bioinformation 8(16): 792-794 (2012)
 

Edited by

P Kangueane

 

ISSN

0973-2063

 

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.