Question: Automated blasting of short nucleotide sequences against each other
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13.6 years ago by
Rohit Ghai80
Rohit Ghai80 wrote:
Ken Doing a blast of 500 sequences against a database of 500 sequences is not a big job. you hardly need a script for that. And if you want tabular output from BLAST consider using the "-m 8" option and get a nice tabular output. hope this helps Rohit Ken, Actually, if you think about how blast (or blat oragai other alignment programs) works, you just need to blast the fasta against the blast database of the same sequences. You will get output from blast that includes each sequence blasted against all others, with the obvious caveaut that not all sequences are going to align, so there will be some missing comparisons--no way around that. Then, you just need to put them into some useful form--consider using bioperl if you have access to it. Better yet, if these are sequences from the same organism, just use blat and the output is tab-delimited text which you can load directly into R. If you use blat, you can just do: blat db.fasta db.fasta outfile.psl This should take just a few seconds on a modern machine, depending on the length of the sequences. Sean On Feb 18, 2005, at 2:41 PM, Ken Termiso wrote: > Hi all, > > This may be slightly off-topic, but I'd like to be able to BLAST a > large set of about 500 nucleotide sequences against itself (i.e. > sequence #1 gets blasted against the other 499 sequences and so on, > for a total of 500x500 or 250,000 blasts), and one thing I > unbelievably cannot google on the net is a script to do it...rather > than writing one I was hoping that someone could point me to a link > for this...I found tons of scripts for doing it against a database, > but nothing with a matrix like I need to BLAST... > > My sequences are in plain text. I've got the standalone blast, but > just need a script... > > Presumably this would be very useful for analyzing pseudo-homologous > probe sequences..? maybe it isn't completely off-topic... > > Thanks in advance, > Ken > > _______________________________________________ > Bioconductor mailing list > > _______________________________________________ Bioconductor mailing list
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