Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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Pearson, W. R. 2005. FASTA Algorithm. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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The FASTA programs search protein and DNA databases for sequences with statistically significant similarity. The programs compare proteins, DNA and short peptides and oligonucleotides, and run on most popular computers.
- sequence similarity;
- statistical significance;
- protein sequence comparison;
- DNA sequence comparison