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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
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Yutaka Akiyama <>

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PMCID: 5924555
PMID: 29659530
DOI: 10.3390/genes9040213

[…] in the genome (). , the protein sequences predicted from the yangtze finless porpoise genome were aligned with entries in the swiss-prot and trembl databases with e-values < 1 × 10−5 using ghostz []. we used interproscan v5.25-64.0 to annotate detected motifs and domains by searching public databases (pfam, prodom, smart, prints, and panther), and the kyoto encyclopedia of genes […]

PMCID: 4970815
PMID: 27482905
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157338

[…] size. to accelerate computing analyses, graphics processing units (gpus) are widely used as a low-cost, high-performance computing platform. therefore, we mapped the time-consuming steps involved in ghostz, which is a state-of-the-art homology search algorithm for protein sequences, onto a gpu and implemented it as ghostz-gpu. in addition, we optimized memory access for gpu calculations […]

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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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