BLAST stands for Basic Local Alignment Search Tool. The BLAST service of CNGB is developed with NCBI BLAST+ 2.6.0 standalone version, downloaded from NCBI FTP server, providing sequences searching on public data of CNGB applications, BGI projects and external data sources. For example, BLAST integrates datasets from the Transcriptomes of 1,000 Plants (ONEKP), datasets for thousands of Transcriptomes of 1,000 Fishes (FISHT1K),
NCBI's nr, nt databases, etc. The word, BLAST, in the name
"the BLAST service of CNGB", is standing for kinds of sequence searching method. More types of sequence searching algorithms will be integrated in the future.