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SCANPS specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_24601
Interface Web user interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data A protein sequence.
Input format FASTA
Output data Tables of hits for each iteration, together with associated pairwise alignments and multiple alignments for all of the hits in a given iteration.
Computer skills Basic
Stability Stable
Maintained No


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PMCID: 1933145
PMID: 17576686
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkm291

[…] is a biological sequence sequence comparison tool that implements the true smith and waterman algorithm (). it allows a rigorous search in a reasonable computational time. scanps (scan protein sequence, is another program for comparing a protein sequence to a database of protein sequences. it also implements the full smith–waterman style […]

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SCANPS institution(s)
College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK; EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, The Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK; Departments of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, MRC Functional Genetics Unit, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, UK; The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, The Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK; Biomatters Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand
SCANPS funding source(s)
Supported by the Royal Society, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, and the Scottish Funding Council (Scottish Bioinformatics Research Network grant).

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