WSBlastpgp Clients


On Monday 28th March 2011 the WSBlastpgp service, used by these clients, was decommissioned and replaced by the following services:

The service documentation and clients below are historical and provided solely for reference purposes.


Position Specific Iterative BLAST (PSI-BLAST) performs an iterative sequence similarity search which can detect more distant evolutionary relationships.

Pattern Hit Initiated BLAST (PHI-BLAST) treats multiple occurrences of a defined pattern within the query sequence as independent sequences.

These tools are only available for database protein searches.

For more information on this tool see:

Web Service

For details of the service used by these clients see WSBlastpgp.

C# .NET Client

.NET runtime

The Microsoft .NET runtime is already installed on most MS Windows systems. The Microsoft .NET runtime is available via Microsoft Update or as a download (see

For MacOS X, Linux and other non-Windows systems see Mono or DotGNU.

Get the client

Download the C# client:

Run without arguments to get a usage summary:


Java Client


Download and unzip the library files and add the jars to the Java classpath.

Get the client

Download the Java client:

To get usage information run the client without arguments:

java -Djava.ext.dirs=lib -jar WSBlastpgp.jar

Perl Client

Install SOAP::Lite

To run the Perl client you need to install SOAP::Lite. SOAP::Lite is a collection of Perl modules which provides a simple and lightweight interface to SOAP both on client and server side. This client requires SOAP::Lite version 0.60.

Get the client

Download the Perl client:

To get usage information run without arguments:



Workflow engines such as Taverna and Triana offer a simple way of combining individual web services into complex applications.


A basic workflow showing how to use WSBlastpgp can be found on myExperiment.

services/archive/sss/wsblastpgp_clients.txt · Last modified: 2013/04/23 16:41 by hpm