Question: Analyzing Overlap Of Results Between Blast Queries. Is There A Tool For This? If Not What About This Approach?
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7.1 years ago by
tyler.weirick120 wrote:

I am using various set of enzymes organized into classes in my research. As part of this I use PSI-BLAST to increase the size of my data sets. I known there is a large amount of overlap returned in the results but I would like to get a better view of what is going on exactly. I would prefer not to reinvent the wheel, so I looked around at visualization tools but most of the things I found seem to be meant for visualization of alignment.

Since I can't find what I am looking for, I plan to write my own program to do this. Just to make sure I wonder in any of you know of a tool that can help out this this type of visualization? Or possibly this is a waste of time?

The program I have planned would convert blast output into a heat map with queries on one axis and results on the other. The colors of the boxes for the heat map would could be determined by e-value, score, etc. What do you think? At first I thought about trying to make a graph but I decided that would be too hard to read. Is there some other better approach I am missing?

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ADD COMMENTlink written 7.1 years ago by tyler.weirick120

I might be missing something here but what are you actually BLASTing in the first place? If there are overlap with BLAST results, maybe try assembling data de novo?

ADD REPLYlink written 7.1 years ago by gammyknee200
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