A version of the FASTA package that includes FASTX, a program that
compares a DNA sequence to a protein database, translating the
sequence in three frames and alowing alignments with frameshifts, is
now available from:
This is a "shar" - shell archive - file; the contents can be unpacked
by typing "sh fasta20u5.shar" after uncompressing.
Unlike BLASTX, FASTX compares only the three forward reading frames.
To compare the reverse complement, a second search with the "-i" option
This release also has some minor changes to provide better compatibility
with LINUX - it compiles with Slackware 3.0 Linux without problems.
MAC and DOS versions should be available shortly.
The major changes in this release are outlined in the file