[Biodevelopers] Large protein strings when doing BLAST?

Etienne Loire loire at closun.snv.jussieu.fr
Tue Nov 28 03:52:24 EST 2006

Le 27 nov. 06 à 10:29, Paul Mooney a écrit :

> 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.
Try a google search on Human Titine !!! It's huge !
>> 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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