Help! sequence simil. search for 12mer

Michael J. Prigge prigge at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Fri Dec 12 15:31:24 EST 1997


In article <34917F88.1480 at luc.edu>, richard price <rprice1 at luc.edu> wrote:

> I've tried the basic and advanced BLAST search machines on the NCBI
> homepage and cant get any string less than 15 to give me a hit...Even
> after trying something I know exists such as a CAG repeat (4 times). 
> Any help would be appreciated.
> 
If you paste the small query sequence twice or three times, it'll boost
the scores enough to return results. I've used this to I.D. mystery
primers found in the freezer. 

Mike

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