Dr. Hiranya S. Roychowdhury hroychow at
Sun Aug 27 21:33:13 EST 2000

N = nucleotide sequences
X = translated (polypeptide) sequences from all six reading frame.

But I suggest you visit the NCBI or any of the mirror sites and read all
about the BLAST program yourself.

At 09:34 AM 8/27/00 -0500, Gavin wrote:
>So what is the difference between BLASTN and BLASTX?
>I would like to know also.  Thanks in advance
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