Blast Interface

For instructions on how to use this page click here.
Enter Query Sequence
Copy/Paste FASTA
Or upload file directly :

Assembled_FR_1 Assembled_RF_1 Assembled_FR_2 Assembled_RF_2
Assembled_FR_3 Assembled_RF_3 Assembled_FR_4 Assembled_RF_4
Assembled_FR_5 Assembled_RF_5 Assembled_FR_6 Assembled_RF_6

RawData_1_R1 RawData_1_R2 RawData_2_R1 RawData_2_R2
RawData_3_R1 RawData_3_R2 RawData_4_R1 RawData_4_R2
RawData_5_R1 RawData_5_R2 RawData_6_R1 RawData_6_R2

Blast Output

download : html or txt


The library of sequences that we provide here consists of 24 databases generated from transcriptomic data acquired from Uca minax (commonly known as the red-fiddler crab). The crustacean family is one that is sparsely represented in current genomic databases. Thus, these databases provide a unique opportunity to explore this group of organisms and sample the gaps in existing genomic data.

Our searching mechanism leverages BLAST to perform querying on these custom-built databases. Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST), finds regions of local similarity. A BLAST search enables a researcher to compare a query sequence with a library or database of sequences and identify library sequences that resemble the query sequence above a certain threshold.


1. Determine the sequence you would like to search for. It can be any length and should be in FASTA format.

2. To upload your sequence you can either copy and paste it into the textbox or directly upload your file using the browse button. Each option has a radio button beside it. To enable the method of uploading that you would like to use you must make sure that the corresponding button is selected.

3. Select one or more of the databases by clicking the checkbox to the left of the title. To see a more detailed description of each database, hover over the check box next to the title and a text box will appear with additional information.

4. Give your run a meaningful title.

5. Submit your search. Depending on the number of databases that you choose and the length of your search sequence, the alignment may take up to a few minutes to complete. The result will appear as soon as it is ready. If you queried multiple databases your results for each one will be shown in seperate windows underneath the main search area.