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BLAST+: architecture and applications

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Bioinformatics, January 2009
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6 tweeters
4 patents
1 Facebook page
1 Wikipedia page
2 Q&A threads


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3709 Mendeley
52 CiteULike
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BLAST+: architecture and applications
Published in
BMC Bioinformatics, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2105-10-421
Pubmed ID

Christiam Camacho, George Coulouris, Vahram Avagyan, Ning Ma, Jason Papadopoulos, Kevin Bealer, Thomas L Madden


Sequence similarity searching is a very important bioinformatics task. While Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) outperforms exact methods through its use of heuristics, the speed of the current BLAST software is suboptimal for very long queries or database sequences. There are also some shortcomings in the user-interface of the current command-line applications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 54 1%
Germany 32 <1%
United Kingdom 23 <1%
Brazil 22 <1%
France 15 <1%
Spain 14 <1%
Mexico 9 <1%
Australia 8 <1%
Denmark 8 <1%
Other 86 2%
Unknown 3438 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 1026 28%
Researcher 727 20%
Student > Master 545 15%
Student > Bachelor 409 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 203 5%
Other 509 14%
Unknown 290 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1823 49%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 817 22%
Computer Science 140 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 110 3%
Environmental Science 96 3%
Other 319 9%
Unknown 404 11%

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