Help with searching an oligonucleotide database

Peter Rice pmr at sanger.ac.uk
Fri Jun 11 03:05:44 EST 1999

aiyar at ebv.oncology.wisc.edu (Ashok Aiyar) writes:
> I have a large number of oligonucleotide sequences available as
> as fasta format database.  These oligos range in length from 15
> nucleotides to about 100 nucleotides.  
> I would like to search a larger sequence (3 - 5 kb) against this 
> database -- so that I can identify all the oligos that lie in the 
> large sequence, and use them as PCR primers or whatever.
> What publically available programs are suitable for this search? 

There will are applications in EMBOSS that we can easily modify to do
this.  Sounds like a good idea - we will add it soon.

EMBOSS is the European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite
of sequence analysis programs. It is GPL (and LGPL) licensed and
is currently available as a pre-beta release.

The EMBOSS home page is http://www.sanger.ac.uk/Software/EMBOSS/

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