The sets of scripts that are embed into the Computational Genomics Lab Tiki and GBrowse have been adapted from the ViroBLAST distribution (see next section), to serve BLAST searches over the local databases for genomes and trasncriptomes of our collaborations.
ViroBLAST in Dr. Mullins Lab at University of Washington was established to provide sequence comparison and contamination checking on viral research. It is readily useful for all research areas that require BLAST functions and is available as a downloadable archive for independent installation. ViroBLAST implements the NCBI C++ Toolkit BLAST command line applications referred as the BLAST+ applications.
With the common features of other BLAST tools, the ViroBLAST provides features like:
Please cite the following paper if you use ViroBLAST:
Deng W, Nickle DC, Learn GH, Maust B, and Mullins JI.
"ViroBLAST: A stand-alone BLAST web server for flexible queries of multiple databases and user's datasets."
Bioinformatics, 23(17):2334-2336, 2007.