FASTA version 2.0u5, with FASTX, available

William R. Pearson wrp at alpha0.bioch.virginia.edu
Thu May 16 14:00:34 EST 1996

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:

	ftp://ftp.virginia.edu/pub/fasta/fasta20u5.shar.Z	(unix)

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
is required.

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

Bill Pearson

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