Query Sequence - BLAST

Simon Andrews simon.andrews at bbsrc.ac.uk
Mon Nov 3 11:28:03 EST 2003


Abhinav Das wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I am doing some performance analysis of BLAST and I am looking for
> some query sequences. I went through NCBI's FTP site and did not find
> much except for a small test suite. Could anyone point me to some
> queries that would take roughly 15-40 minutes on a powerful
> workstation.

You were looking in the right place to start with.  NCBI has more 
sequence data than you can shake a stick at!

Take a look in:

ftp://ftp.ncbi.nih.gov/genbank/

..and just keep downloading sections until you've got enough data to 
keep you happy.

Simon.




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