Blast search help needed.

Chris Kafer ckafer at iastate.edu
Tue Oct 1 21:26:38 EST 1996

mperr1 at hamon.swmed.edu (Michael Perry) wrote:

>Sounds like a job for blastx.  Point your browser to the NCBI BLAST
>web page at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/BLAST/ and check out the
>following programs:  

>blastx:  compares a nucleotide query sequence translated in all
>reading frames against a protein sequence database 

>tblastx: compares the six-frame translations of a nucleotide query
>sequence against the six-frame translations of a nucleotide sequence

Thanks for the reply but I tried that first.  What it appears to do is
compare the entire sequence (as if it were a single ORF) in all 6
frames.  What I would like to do is have it blast the real ORFs >30
amino acids individually.  When I blast them  manually, it brings back
different hits than a blastx search of the entire sequence.

As an example, when I blast one of the 200 aa ORFs it returns an EST
clone.  When I blast the entire sequence, of which this ORF is just a
part, it doesnt show up.  Hopefully I explained that clearly!

Any other ideas would be appreciated!

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