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Fast Adaptive Shrinkage Thresholding Algorithm

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What does FASTA mean?

FASTA
FASTA is a DNA and protein sequence alignment software package first described by David J. Lipman and William R. Pearson in 1985. Its legacy is the FASTA format which is now ubiquitous in bioinformatics.

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  • Biostar Anbu
    Biostar Anbu
    Fast Alignment Search Tool
    LikeReply 17 years ago
  • Pramod Kabade
    Pramod Kabade
    FAST ALIGNMENT
    LikeReply 18 years ago
  • Pramod Kabade
    Pramod Kabade
    FAST ANALYSIS
    LikeReply 18 years ago
  • Abdullah Al Maruf
    Abdullah Al Maruf
    OI HALAR PUT.
    LikeReply9 years ago
  • Zahid Ahmad
    Zahid Ahmad
    still I mconfused that fasta is software or database.
    LikeReply 19 years ago
    • Biostar Anbu
      Biostar Anbu
      FASTA (pronounced FAST-AYE) is a suite of programs for searching nucleotide or protein databases with a query sequence. FASTA itself performs a local heuristic search of a protein or nucleotide database for a query of the same type. FASTX and FASTY translate a nucleotide query for searching a protein database. TFASTX and TFASTY translate a nucleotide database to be searched with a protein query. Optimal searches are available with the programs SSEARCH (local), GGSEARCH (global) and GLSEARCH (global query against local database).

      If you want to know further details go and click the link

      http://www.ebi.ac.uk/Tools/sss/fasta/
      LikeReply 17 years ago

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