How to Get Blast Reference(s) and/or Documentation...
robison at lipid.harvard.edu
Wed Aug 10 22:41:42 EST 1994
varela at unm.edu wrote:
: I apoligize if this is a FAQ. I made a Blast search, the results of
: which we are about to publish. Naturally I would like to give credit to
: those who wrote the program, etc. So my question is: what is the
: reference I should use? Is there in fact a paper to cite?
Altschul, SF, W Gish, W Miller, EW Myers, and DJ Lipman. 1990. JMB 214:1-8.
Basic local alignment search tool.
This citation should be in the header from a BLAST search.
: Also, since I've lost my documentation about Blast (which is why I'm
: asking these questions), how can I retrieve any documentation about it?
: Gophering around didn't work.
If you have only gopher around, try Amos Bairoch's SeqAnalRef on
You might also try NCBI's gopher/FTP server
though I think you have to get the entire BLAST distribution
If you have access to the WWW (e.g. via Mosaic), then take a look
directly at NCBI's server
where there is a page on BLAST. Or, take a look at my little write-up on BLAST
Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology
Department of Genetics / HHMI
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