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BLAST+: architecture and applications

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Bioinformatics, January 2009
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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1 policy source
7 tweeters
4 patents
1 Facebook page
1 Wikipedia page
2 Q&A threads


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52 CiteULike
5 Connotea
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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 51 1%
Germany 32 <1%
United Kingdom 23 <1%
Brazil 21 <1%
France 15 <1%
Spain 14 <1%
Mexico 9 <1%
Australia 8 <1%
Denmark 8 <1%
Other 83 2%
Unknown 4163 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 1166 26%
Researcher 816 18%
Student > Master 645 15%
Student > Bachelor 512 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 251 6%
Other 602 14%
Unknown 435 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1962 44%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1057 24%
Computer Science 154 3%
Immunology and Microbiology 135 3%
Environmental Science 122 3%
Other 422 10%
Unknown 575 13%

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