A Low-Memory Footprint Genetic Sequence Alignment Tool


BLAT is one of the Bioinformatics tools available on RCC systems. It is a genetic sequence alignment tool that is somewhat similar to the BLAST alignment tool. BLAT is designed to assemble and index entire genomes and is designed to look for sequences with very high similarity.

Using BLAT on RCC Resources

BLAT is avaliable on both the HPC and Spear systems. It does not require a module to run, simply type the following commands into the commandline:


Be sure to replace the capitalized words with your own files and options required for your job run. A list of options is available by simply typing blat into the commandline. Further documentation on usage can be found at the main website here.