The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) finds regions of local similarity between sequences. The program compares nucleotide or protein sequences to sequence databases and calculates the statistical significance of matches. BLAST can be used to infer functional and evolutionary relationships between sequences as well as help identify members of gene families.

The CULTURE Bioinformatics Server is running a local instance of the BLAST analysis package from NCBI, using the SequenceServer1 GUI.  SequenceServer is a modern and maintained web-enabled front-end for the NCBI BLAST+ applications.

The local databases are updated quarterly; last database update was performed on March 2013.

Click the BLAST button below to enter the CULTURE SequenceServer interface:

Standard BLAST of target sequence vs databases  [ONLINE]

1 "Priyam A., Woodcroft B.J., Wurm Y in prep. SequenceServer: BLAST searching made easy".