[Biodevelopers] Large protein strings when doing BLAST?

Joke Reumers jreumers at vub.ac.be
Mon Nov 27 03:17:52 EST 2006

Distribution of protein length in SwissProt:


On 24 Nov 2006, at 20:18, Theodore H. Smith wrote:

> How large is a "large" protein string normally when doing BLAST?
> Will do searches for protein strings say consisting of 32KB of  
> letters? Is there an upper limit? I suppose there is no real upper  
> limit, but there might be a tendency for proteins to rarely go  
> above a certain length... I am trying to design some hobbyist  
> software in biology and these sort of answers would really help my  
> design. Excuse my lack of biology background!
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