nucleotide sequence searching via the Internet

Prasit Palitpolkanpim - GRSO grppl at MUCC.MAHIDOL.AC.TH
Tue Mar 1 22:10:44 EST 1994

Dear netters,
	I am also interested in this question too and will be grateful if 
the answer will also be posted in this newsgroup too.

On 1 Mar 1994, Kanade Shinkai wrote:

> Hello All,
> We have a short invertebrate nucleotide sequence that we wish to run
> against the various nucleotide data bases available on the Internet. 
> We are aware that methods exists for doing this via e-mail (e.g.,
> NCBI-BLAST, FASTA, QUICKSEARCH, etc.) but have no experience doing
> this.  We have downloaded the help files which explain how to format
> search queries.  However, we are not familiar with the theoretical
> bases for these algorithms, and, therefore, do not understand the
> meaning of the various parameters used, and how they relate to more
> straight-forward sequence properties such as homology.
> Can anyone recommend how we should procede from here?
> Please send replies directly via e-mail, as we don't frequently peruse
> this group.  Thanks ahead of time for the help.  
> Cheers,
> Kanade Shinkai

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