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ICHEC Software

Information about software packages installed on the ICHEC systems.


Versions Installed

Stokes: 35.4.12


The FASTA programs find regions of local or global (new) similarity between Protein or DNA sequences, either by searching Protein or DNA databases, or by identifying local duplications within a sequence. Other programs provide information on the statistical significance of an alignment. Like BLAST, FASTA can be used to infer functional and evolutionary relationships between sequences as well as help identify members of gene families.


The copyright for FASTA is held by William R. Pearson and the University of Virginia. Please refer to http://faculty.virginia.edu/wrpearson/fasta/readme.COPYRIGHT for licensing details.



Additional Notes

To use the FASTA suite of programs, load the relevant environment module:

module load fasta

Further information can be obtained from http://fasta.bioch.virginia.edu/fasta_www2/fasta_list2.shtml

How to cite FASTA:

Pearson W.R. and Lipman D.J. (1988)
Improved tools for biological sequence comparison.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 85(8): 2444-2448.

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