Performing Local BLAST Search using BioEdit


BioEdit is a free biological sequence alignment editor. It has an intuitive multiple document interface and offers convenient features that make alignment and manipulation of sequences relatively easy on windows desktop computers. Additionally, there are several sequence manipulation and analysis options and links to external analysis programs that facilitate a working environment, allowing users to view and manipulate sequences with simple point-and-click operations.

The BioEdit software provides automated local and web BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) searches with a simple graphical user interface (GUI) to the command-line BLAST program. This is a simple video tutorial on how to construct a custom nucleotide/protein database using BioEdit software to support NCBI BLAST. The tutorial also covers how to perform a query search, specifically pairwise sequence alignment, against the database.


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