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You Will Need
- Internet access
Open search page
Open the Basic Local Alignment Search Tool page from the National Center for Biotechnology Information website by clicking on BLAST in the Popular Resources menu.
Choose a BLAST program to run from the Basic BLAST menu; read the short descriptions of each program to figure out which one you should run.
On the program page, select the BLAST database you want to use from the Database pull-down menu under Choose Search Set.
Copy and paste the Accession number, GI number, or FASTA formatted sequence into the large text box under Enter Query Sequence.
Click on the BLAST button to submit your search; the page will refresh when the results are ready.