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Monday, June 17, 2013

Create 2bit Database for Faster BLAT Searching

Included with the BLAT source code is a useful utility that converts FASTA references to 2bit format.  The utility, faToTwoBit, works simply by providing the original reference .fa file to be converted to a .2bit file.  Here is the syntax to run the program:

A few simple options are also included:

For more details on these options, type faToTwoBit at the command line.  Hope this 2bit reference database speeds up your BLAT searches!

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