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blast+ 2.10.1 Basic local alignment search tool

BLAST is a popular method of performing a DNA or protein sequence similarity search, using heuristics to produce results quickly. It also calculates an “expect value” that estimates how many matches would have occurred at a given score by chance, which can aid a user in judging how much confidence to have in an alignment.