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On Monday 28th March 2011 the WSNCBIBlast service was decommissioned and replaced by the following services:
The service documentation and clients below are historical and provided solely for reference purposes.
NCBI BLAST is a sequence similarity search program. The emphasis is to find regions of sequence similarity, which will yield functional and evolutionary clues about the structure and function of the query sequence. WU-BLAST and NCBI BLAST are distinctly different software packages, although they have a common lineage for some portions of their code, so the two services do their work differently, obtain different results and offer different features.
For more information about this tool see:
Web services registry entries:
Sample clients are provided for a number of programming languages. For details of how to use these clients, download the client and run the program without any arguments.
For further details see WSNCBIBlast Clients.
Submits a NCBI BLAST job to the service.
Returns: a string containing the job ID (
Get the entry IDs of the hits in the BLAST output.
Returns: a string array of entry IDs.
Get the status of a job.
Returns: a string indicating the status of the job. Current values are:
Get details of the result types available.
Returns: an array of
Wait until the job has finished and get the specified type of result data.
Returns: a base64 encoded string containing the result data. Depending on the SOAP library and programming language used the result may be returned in decoded form.
Structure containing the input data for the job
For example to specify an input sequence in Java:
Data inSeq = new Data(); inSeq.setType = "sequence"; inSeq.setContent = ">TestSequence\nASAMPLESEQ\n";
A structure containing the parameters required to run the job.
Structure describing a result type. Returned by the
If you have any questions or comments, or you plan to use this service as part of a course or for a high number of submissions, please contact us EMBL-EBI Support.