Service Retirement

We remind you that it is not long until the EBI's Wise2DBA and Promoterwise services are retired on 15th April 2018. Alternatives can be found at Exonerate, BWA or BLAT. If you have any concerns, please contact us via support.

FASTA (pronounced FAST-AYE) is a suite of programs for searching nucleotide or protein databases with a query sequence. FASTA itself performs a local heuristic search of a protein or nucleotide database for a query of the same type. FASTX and FASTY translate a nucleotide query for searching a protein database. TFASTX and TFASTY translate a nucleotide database to be searched with a protein query. Optimal searches are available with the programs SSEARCH (local), GGSEARCH (global) and GLSEARCH (global query against local database).

This tool can be used in the following contexts: