Aliases None

"LAST is a software for comparing and aligning sequences, typically DNA or protein sequences. LAST is similar to BLAST, but it copes better with very large amounts of sequence data. It can also report probabilities for every pair of aligned letters, indicating the reliability of each pairing. "

Type Tool
Main Institutes of management "Computational Biology Research Center (CBRC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)"
Country of the Institute Japan
URL of the site
Interface "CUI (Character User Interface, or Command line) "

Nucleic acid sequence(FASTA format)



Input example

The inputs are (multi-)fasta format sequences.The LAST download includes some in its "examples" directory.

Comparative genomics | sequence tag mapping | spaced seeds | suffix array | Vmatch | X-drop algorithm
Amount of the all data for download(Mbyte) | Method to obtain the all data. 0.4|Download from the page
External resources (databases) in building the product. None
Data type "DNA-sequence ,RNA, protein, user-defined alphabet."
Biological species in the main concern
All species
Conditions of use GNU GPL
Frequency of updates (in last two years) 32
Last date of updates (date of confirmation) 2016/11/22 (2019/06/03)
Main IDs used in the products None
How to make a link to get access to each IDs. None
external databases to which this database/tool have links


Published papers (PubMed IDs)

pmid:21209072 | pmid:20110255 | pmid:20144198

Operational Status