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WU-BLAST (Washington University Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) Version 2.0 1) is used to compare a sequence with those contained in nucleotide and protein databases by aligning the sequence with previously characterized genes. 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 this novel sequence. Regions of similarity detected via this type of alignment tool can be either local, where the region of similarity is based in 1 location, or global, where regions of similarity can be detected across otherwise unrelated genetic code.
WU-BLAST and NCBI BLAST are distinctly different software packages, although they have a common lineage for some portions of their code, so the services do their work differently, obtain different results and offer different features.
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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 of these tool-kits and workflow platforms see our Guide to Web Services.
List parameter names.
An XML document containing a list of parameter names.
Get detailed information about a parameter.
An XML document providing details about the parameter.
Submit a job with the specified parameters.
A plain text document containing the job identifier.
Get the status of a submitted job.
A plain text document containing the job status.
The values for the status are:
Further details can be found in Synchronous and Asynchronous Access: JDispatcher.
Get available result types for a finished job.
An XML document detailing the available result types.
Get the job result of the specified type.
A document containing the result in the requested format. The MIME type of the returned document is set according to the format.