On 24 Nov 2006, at 19:18, 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? Can you point me at a protein that has ~32k bases? 10,000 codons sounds a lot. > 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!