BLAST: a more efficient report with usability improvements

Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Jul;41(Web Server issue):W29-33. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkt282. Epub 2013 Apr 22.


The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) website at the National Center for Biotechnology (NCBI) is an important resource for searching and aligning sequences. A new BLAST report allows faster loading of alignments, adds navigation aids, allows easy downloading of subject sequences and reports and has improved usability. Here, we describe these improvements to the BLAST report, discuss design decisions, describe other improvements to the search page and database documentation and outline plans for future development. The NCBI BLAST URL is

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Genomics
  • Internet
  • L-Gulonolactone Oxidase / genetics
  • Rats
  • Sequence Alignment / methods*
  • Software*


  • L-Gulonolactone Oxidase