Compares a nucleotide query sequence against a nucleotide sequence database.
BLAST is a service of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). A nucleotide or protein sequence sent to the BLAST server is compared against databases at the NCBI and a summary of matches is returned to the user.
The www BLAST server can be accessed through the home page of the NCBI at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Stand-alone BLAST binaries can be obtained from the NCBI FTP site.