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Basic Local Alignment Sequences Tool (BLAST) Databases

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A centralized repository of pre-formatted BLAST databases created by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

Update Frequency



"NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy"


Managed By

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

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How to Cite

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Usage Examples

Tools & Applications

Resources on AWS

  • Description
    BLAST databases with associated files in a public S3 bucket
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls --no-sign-request s3://ncbi-blast-databases/

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