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What does BLAST stand for?

BLAST stands for Basic Local Alignment Search Tool

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After introductions, he discusses such topics as the basic local alignment search tool (BLAST) suite and the BLASTN version for nucleotides, cross-molecular searches, bioinformatics tools for the laboratory, exploring short nucleotide sequences, and browsing the genome.
After background chapters on important algorithms, general-purpose graphic processors, and massively threaded programming and reconfigurable computing with field-programmable gate arrays, researchers in the field present recent approaches to parallelize bioinformatics applications on a variety of parallel architectures, including pairwise and multiple sequence alignment, the basic local alignment search tool, motif finding, pattern matching, sequence assembly, hidden Markov models, proteomics, and evolutionary tree reconstruction.
1-TOPO vector (Invitrogen, Frederick, MD, USA), and selected clones from the same cloning reaction were sequenced 3 times with a ABI Prism 377 automated sequencer (Perkin Elmer, Foster City, CA, USA), and the sequences were compared to those in the GenBank database by using the Basic Local Alignment Search Tool at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (12).