Blast and fasta, what's the difference?

Howard Cash cash at geneva.csmil.umich.edu
Sat Nov 27 15:09:19 EST 1993


I'll let others explain the intended difference between BLAST and FASTA, but
since you have internet access you will want to know about the GENQUEST 
recource at Oak Ridge National Lab.  You can send a sequence to the server
and do a Smith-Watterman search, FASTA, BLAST and even search against several
databases at once (including J. Jurka's Human Repeat database and Amos Bairoch's
motif db).  

For an introduction, send mail to Q at ornl.gov.  The subject line in your mail
does not matter, but just put "help" (without the quotes) in the message 
field and the system will automatically mail you back some introductory 
instructions.

-Howard Cash
cash at csmil.umich.edu
     AND
GeneCodes at AOL.com

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