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Federal Acquisition STreamlining Act

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Fast Adaptive Shrinkage Thresholding Algorithm

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Fresno Area Substitute Teachers Association

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Fraternidad de Agrupaciones Santo Tomás de Aquino

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Foyle Association of Salmon and Trout Anglers

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Federal Assets Sale Transfer Act

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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
    Fast Alignment Search Tool
    LikeReplyReport 14 years ago
  • Pramod Kabade
    FAST ALIGNMENT
    LikeReplyReport 15 years ago
  • Pramod Kabade
    FAST ANALYSIS
    LikeReplyReport 15 years ago
  • Abdullah Al Maruf
    OI HALAR PUT.
    LikeReplyReport6 years ago
  • Zahid Ahmad
    still I mconfused that fasta is software or database.
    LikeReplyReport 16 years ago
    • 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/ 
      LikeReplyReport 14 years ago

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