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Unique identifier OMICS_12302
Name BlastKOALA
Interface Web user interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data An amino acid sequence.
Input format Fasta
Computer skills Basic
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


  • person_outline Kae Morishima

Publication for BlastKOALA

BlastKOALA citations


Proteomic analysis of watery saliva secreted by white backed planthopper, Sogatella furcifera

PLoS One
PMCID: 5935387
PMID: 29727440
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193831

[…] S-identified proteins were categorized by molecular function, biological process and cellular component. Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway of identified proteins was performed by BlastKOALA in KEGG database ( Signal peptide was determined by SignalP 4.1 Server ( Subcelluar localization was predicted by TargetP 1.1 S […]


Complete Genome Sequence of Spiroplasma floricola 23 6T (ATCC 29989), a Bacterium Isolated from a Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera L.)

Genome Announc
PMCID: 5908944
PMID: 29674553
DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00302-18

[…] t descriptions were first annotated based on the homologous genes in other Spiroplasma genomes () as identified by OrthoMCL (). Subsequent manual curation was based on the information obtain from the BlastKOALA tool () and BLASTP () searches against the NCBI nonredundant database (). Putative clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPRs) were identified using CRISPRFinder (). […]


Near Complete Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas palleroniana MAB3, a Beneficial 1 Aminocyclopropane 1 Carboxylate Deaminase Producing Bacterium Able To Promote the Growth of Mushrooms and Plants

Genome Announc
PMCID: 5908933
PMID: 29674537
DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00242-18

[…] bmission guidelines. The P. palleroniana MAB3 genome annotation was performed using the NCBI Prokaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline (). Functional genome annotation of strain MAB3 was performed using BlastKOALA (). The annotation of genes involved in secondary metabolite production was conducted using antiSMASH ().The genome of P. palleroniana MAB3 contains a single circular chromosome of 6.29 Mb […]


Insights into the Evolution of Host Association through the Isolation and Characterization of a Novel Human Periodontal Pathobiont, Desulfobulbus oralis

PMCID: 5850319
PMID: 29535201
DOI: 10.1128/mBio.02061-17
call_split See protocol

[…] ransmembrane domains, we also analyzed the predicted proteins and their functions through MetaCyc, eggNOG, and TransportDB. For metabolic reconstruction, we combined the use of the IMG networks, KEGG-BlastKOALA, and MetaCyc-Pathway Tools with individual gene searches (blast and hmmsearch), sequence alignments, and phylogenetic reconstruction using homologues from related sulfate reducers, acetogen […]


Culture Facilitated Comparative Genomics of the Facultative Symbiont Hamiltonella defensa

Genome Biol Evol
PMCID: 5841374
PMID: 29452355
DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evy036

[…] lasmid islands were identified by BLASTn (). Identification and classification of secretion systems was performed with TXSScan (). KEGG Orthology (KO) was assessed by the automatic annotation servers BLASTKOALA (KEGG Orthology And Links Annotation) (). Putative functions of DNA methyltransferases (MTases) and restriction endonucleases (REases) were assessed by BLASTP against the restriction enzyme […]


Identification of Wheat Inflorescence Development Related Genes Using a Comparative Transcriptomics Approach

Int J Genomics
PMCID: 5822904
PMID: 29581960
DOI: 10.1155/2018/6897032

[…] Genes were functionally annotated through homologous search of the NCBI nonredundant (Nr) protein, KEGG [] (, and Pfam [] ( databases. Subcellular locations of the proteins were predicted using the TargetP 1.1 server [] ( Pathway assign […]


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BlastKOALA institution(s)
Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto, Japan; Healthcare Solutions Department, Fujitsu Kyushu Systems Ltd, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Japan; Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto, Japan
BlastKOALA funding source(s)
The KEGG project is partially supported by the National Bioscience Database Center of the Japan Science and Technology Agency. The computational resource for the BlastKOALA and GhostKOALA servers is provided by the Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University.

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Great tool to annotate your sequences.. Nice UI, easy to use