KLAST is a fast, accurate and NGS scalable bank-to-bank sequence similarity search tool providing significant accelerations of seeds-based heuristic comparison methods, such as the Blast suite of algorithms.
Relying on unique software architecture, KLAST takes full advantage of recent multi-core personal computers without requiring any additional hardware devices.
KLAST is a general purpose sequence comparison tool providing the following benefits.
KLAST is fully designed to compare query and subject comprised of large sets of DNA, RNA and protein sequences using KLASTn, KLASTp, KLASTx, tKLASTx and tKLASTn methods.
KLAST is significantly faster than original PLAST, while providing comparable sensitivity to BLAST and SSearch algorithms.
KLAST contains a fully integrated data filtering engine capable of selecting relevant hits with user-defined criteria (E-Value, identity, coverage, alignment length, etc.).
|Read more about KLAST benchmarks and use cases|
|Klast, Blast, SSearch comparison||This benchmark illustrates the optimal speed/quality ratio provided by KLAST over standard tools|
|Discover how to run a full plant genome annotation in only half a day using KLAST vs. more than 7 days using Blast+|
|A use case of KLAST on metagenomics data analysis applied to the Tara Oceans International Project|