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On Monday 28th March 2011 the WSPSIBlast service was decommissioned and replaced by the following services:
The service documentation and clients below are historical and provided solely for reference purposes.
BLAST stands for Basic Local Alignment Search Tool.The emphasis of this tool is to find regions of sequence similarity, which will yield functional and evolutionary clues about the structure and function of your novel sequence. Position specific iterative BLAST (PSI-BLAST) refers to a feature of NCBI BLAST 2.0 in which a profile is automatically constructed from the first set of BLAST alignments. PSI-BLAST is similar to NCBI BLAST except that it uses position-specific scoring matrices derived during the search, this tool is used to detect distant evolutionary relationships.
The iterative strategy of PSI-BLAST can be run in two ways:
This service provides the manual mode, for the automatic mode see the WSBlastpgp service.
For more information about this tool see:
Web service 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 WSPSIBlast Clients.
Submits a PSI-Blast job to the service.
Returns: a string containing the job ID (
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
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.