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Basic local alignment search tool

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Molecular Biology, October 1990
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 of 9,353)
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27 tweeters
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Title
Basic local alignment search tool
Published in
Journal of Molecular Biology, October 1990
DOI 10.1016/s0022-2836(05)80360-2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Stephen F. Altschul, Warren Gish, Webb Miller, Eugene W. Myers, David J. Lipman

Abstract

A new approach to rapid sequence comparison, basic local alignment search tool (BLAST), directly approximates alignments that optimize a measure of local similarity, the maximal segment pair (MSP) score. Recent mathematical results on the stochastic properties of MSP scores allow an analysis of the performance of this method as well as the statistical significance of alignments it generates. The basic algorithm is simple and robust; it can be implemented in a number of ways and applied in a variety of contexts including straightforward DNA and protein sequence database searches, motif searches, gene identification searches, and in the analysis of multiple regions of similarity in long DNA sequences. In addition to its flexibility and tractability to mathematical analysis, BLAST is an order of magnitude faster than existing sequence comparison tools of comparable sensitivity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 251 2%
United Kingdom 126 <1%
Germany 123 <1%
Brazil 87 <1%
Spain 60 <1%
Canada 42 <1%
France 40 <1%
India 37 <1%
Colombia 28 <1%
Other 414 3%
Unknown 11950 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 3563 27%
Researcher 2289 17%
Student > Master 2139 16%
Student > Bachelor 2030 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 680 5%
Other 2455 19%
Unknown 2 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7072 54%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2273 17%
Unspecified 858 7%
Computer Science 821 6%
Chemistry 356 3%
Other 1776 13%
Unknown 2 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 81. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 October 2018.
All research outputs
#172,556
of 12,371,167 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Molecular Biology
#9
of 9,353 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#888
of 87,397 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Molecular Biology
#1
of 50 outputs
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