Mega-BLAST

Mega-BLAST

An algorithm for aligning nucleotide sequences that differ slightly as a result of sequencing or other similar “errors”. When a larger word size is used, it is up to 10 times faster than more common sequence-similarity programs. Mega BLAST can efficiently handle much longer DNA sequences than the traditional BLAST, using the GREEDY algorithm for a nucleotide sequence alignment search.
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Opening with the stylish mega-blast of ``I Don't Feel Like Dancin', '' co-written with Elton John (and better than anything on his own new album), ``Ta-Dah'' earns top-billing in the CD changer this week with the funky ``Ooh'' (borrowing from Prince at his best) and the disco workout ``Kiss You Off.
Light's Power-Up capsules, Mega Man X may be able to dash, jump, and Mega-blast his way through Sigma's traps.