GHOSTZ pipeline

GHOSTZ specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_07991
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Output format GHOSTZ outputs search results in the format similar to BLAST-tabular format.
Operating system Unix/Linux
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.0.0
Stability Stable
Requirements gcc
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Yutaka Akiyama <>

Publication for GHOSTZ

GHOSTZ IN pipeline

PMCID: 5381604
PMID: 28028122
DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evw296

[…] and profile-based searches against general big databases, such as the ncbi-nr, very problematic, especially when using the free version of some software suites (e.g., blast2go). here, we used ghostz instead of blast when searching against ncbi-nr, considerably reducing the computational time of the functional annotation step in >100 times, which is a relevant feature when testing […]

GHOSTZ institution(s)
Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
GHOSTZ funding source(s)
This work was supported by a Grant-in-Aid for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellows [Grant number 248766], the Strategic Programs for Innovative Research (SPIRE) Field 1 Supercomputational Life Science of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in Japan and Cancer Research Development funding from the National Cancer Center, Japan.

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