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Allows to compare genomic sequences. WebACT is an online resource providing BLAST comparison and sequence files in appropriate formats for ACT. It permits the generation of comparisons based on sequences contained within the EMBL database or selected from a database of pre-computed comparisons. The comparisons which are done on the web tool can be viewed online through a version of ACT that uses Java Web Start.

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WebACT classification

WebACT specifications

Web user interface
Input data:
A genome sequence.
Programming languages:
Restrictions to use:
Input format:
raw, EMBL or FASTA format
Computer skills:

WebACT support


  • J. Abbott <>


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Centre for Bioinformatics, Division of Molecular Biosciences, Imperial College London, London, UK; Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, UK; Pathogen Sequencing Unit, Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK

Funding source(s)

This work was supported by the Faculties of Life Sciences and Medicine, Imperial College London and the Wellcome Trust.

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