BLASTing short sequences: try Blitz

Francois Jeanmougin pingouin at crystal.u-strasbg.fr
Tue May 25 08:19:55 EST 1999

In article <927550788.415521 at news2.knoware.nl>,
	"Arnoud van Vliet" <avvliet at knoware.nl> writes:
> Dear Mathieu
> you could try Blitz, at the EBI site (www.ebi.ac.uk). I don't know why, but
> it has worked better for me than Fasta or Blast with a 10 AA sequence. Only
> Blitz gave me a decent homology, with what later turned out to be the right
> homologue of our protein.
> I'll leave it to the specialists to explain why.

	Please read the documentations on the softwares you use!

	It is exactly the same problem as a filtration, you chose the
column regarding what you want to filter.


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