BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) is the umbrella term
for a vast range of world wide used programs to analyse biological
BLASTx is used to compare a newly determined DNA sequence against
already existing sequences in the NCBI non redundant protein
database. This service is used to find a potential translation of
an unknown nucleotide sequence.
In your account you will get a text file with the original BLASTx
output as well as a report as HTML with the best BLASTx hits. Both
files are stored in your account for 100 days and can be downloaded
during this time.