[Bioperl-l] All-vs-all BLAST

Josh Lauricha laurichj at bioinfo.ucr.edu
Thu Jul 22 12:13:19 EDT 2004

On Thu 07/22/04 11:32, Andreas Kahari wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 22, 2004 at 11:09:45AM +0100, Peter van Heusden wrote:
> Or MCL, which I think Jason has provided some blast-related
> input to:
>     http://micans.org/mcl/

In my experiance MCL gave fairly horrible results when used with
proteins that may have "fused" domains. But then, all the ones we tried
were flawed. MCL just claimed to deal with multiple domains. Anyhow,
this was last summer so a) it might have changed or b) I'm remembering
another program, even c) I'm just plain wrong ;)

Even so, I think MCL still requires an All vs All blast.

Another option (which is installed with blast) is blastclust. This
does single linkage, so it's not that great if you have multiple
domains in your proteins, but none are. The problem is, with
multiple domains you end up clustering like:
----------- --------------------- --------------

where that should be three clusters, it gets grouped into one.

Can stackPACK(?) deal with that gracefully?


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