prfectBLAST: A Platform-Independent Portable Front End for the Command Terminal BLAST+ Stand-Alone Suite

Biotechniques. 2012 Nov;53(5):299-300. doi: 10.2144/000113953.

Abstract

prfectBLAST is a multiplatform graphical user interface (GUI) for the stand-alone BLAST+ suite of applications. It allows researchers to do nucleotide or amino acid sequence similarity searches against public (or user-customized) databases that are locally stored. It does not require any dependencies or installation and can be used from a portable flash drive. prfectBLAST is implemented in Java version 6 (SUN) and runs on all platforms that support Java and for which National Center for Biotechnology Information has made available stand-alone BLAST executables, including MS Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It is free and open source software, made available under the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3) and can be downloaded at www.cicy.mx/sitios/jramirez or http://code.google.com/p/prfectblast/.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Database Management Systems*
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Internet
  • Sequence Alignment / methods*
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface