About   Help   FAQ
Glossary Term
Glossary Term BLAST
Definition Basic Local Alignment and Searching Tool. A sequence comparison algorithm optimized for speed used to search sequence databases for optimal local alignments to a query sequence. There is a description of the specific algorithm used, and additional information, at NCBI.

Contributing Projects:
Mouse Genome Database (MGD), Gene Expression Database (GXD), Mouse Tumor Biology (MTB), Gene Ontology (GO), MouseCyc
Citing These Resources
Funding Information
Warranty Disclaimer & Copyright Notice
Send questions and comments to User Support.
last database update
09/09/2014
MGI 5.19
The Jackson Laboratory