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    Aakanksha
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    What is the BLAST family of search tools?

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    The “BLAST” acronym stands for Basic Local Alignment Search Tool. A given sequence in the database using matrices that specify scores to either “reward” a match or “penalize” a mismatch. Top scoring matches are ranked to distinguish between a similarity due to ancestral relationship or due to random chance. True matches are further examined thoroughly with other details accessible through Entrez and other tools available at NCBI.

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