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blastn Search nucleotide databases using nucleotide query
tblastn Search translated nucleotide databases using a protein query
tblastx search translated nucleotide databases using a translated nucleotide query


Query Input

Sequence Paste the query sequence(s) in the text area. Single sequence query can be in FASTA format or simple lines of sequence data. Multiple sequences should be in FASTA format.
Accession or GI Accept GenBank Accession, Accession.version or GI as identifiers.


Optimization

Megablast Megablast is specifically designed to efficiently find long alignments between very similar sequences.
Filter low complexity regions Mask regions of low compositional complexity that may cause spurious or misleading results.
Mask lower case letters Mask any letters that were lower-case in the FASTA input. With this option selected you can cut and paste a FASTA sequence in upper case characters and denote areas you would like filtered with lower case. This allows you to customize what is filtered from the sequence during the comparison to the BLAST databases.



Parameters

Expect threshold The E-value gives an indication of the statistical significance of a given pairwise alignment and reflects the size of the database and the scoring system used. The lower the E-value, the more significant the hit.
Minimum percent (%) identity For each hit, if there is at least one alignment that is greater or equal to (>=) the minimum percent identity, the hit will be returned.
Minimum alignment length For each hit, if there is at least one alignment that is longer or equal to (>=) the minimum alignment length, the hit will be returned.