Zerg: A very fast BLAST parser library

Apuã C.M. Paquola, Abimael A. Machado, Eduardo M. Reis, Aline M. da Silva, Sergio Verjovski-Almeida

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Summary: Zerg is a library of sub-routines that parses the output from all NCBI BLAST programs (Blastn, Blastp, Blastx, Tblastn and Tblastx) and returns the attributes of a BLAST report to the user. It is optimized for speed, being especially useful for large-scale genomic analysis. Benchmark tests show that Zerg is over two orders of magnitude faster than some widely used BLAST parsers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1035-1036
Number of pages2
Issue number8
StatePublished - May 22 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics


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