Mike Mitchell mike at bison.lif.icnet.uk
Wed Dec 21 04:10:02 EST 1994

In article <3d70rp$dhj at mserv1.dl.ac.uk>, lisa at ipvgbe.igbe.pv.cnr.it
(Antonella Lisa - IGBE CNR - Pavia) wrote:

> I am looking for a software that can convert a sequence text file in a 
> format ready to be sent to blast by e-mail. Is there anything that can do 
> that?
> Thanks.

The FASTA/Pearson format is accepted by the BLAST email-server, and can be
generated from most sequence formats using ReadSeq. ReadSeq is available
most computing platforms, and can be found at most ftp sites - particularily
the Indiana archive


And hel for the NCBI BLAST server can be obtained by sending an email to

    blast at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

with the word HELP as the body of the message.
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