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Searches for patterns in protein sequences. Fuzzpro selects the optimum searching algorithm to use, depending on the complexity of the search pattern specified. It also searches for a specified PROSITE-style pattern in protein sequences. Such patterns are specifications of a (typically short) length of sequence to be found. They can specify a search for an exact sequence or they can allow various ambiguities, matches to variable lengths of sequence and repeated subsections of the sequence.

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fuzzpro classification

fuzzpro specifications

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Output data:
A standard EMBOSS report file. By default, fuzzpro writes a 'seqtable' report file.
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Command line interface
Input data:
Reads one or more nucleotide or protein sequences. The input is a standard EMBOSS sequence query (also known as a 'USA').
Operating system:
Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
GNU General Public License version 3.0

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  • Alan Bleasby <>



European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

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