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Tachyon search speeds up retrieval of similar sequences by several orders of magnitude

Published date : 23 Apr 2012

The usage of current sequence search tools becomes increasingly slower as databases of protein sequences continue to grow exponentially. Tachyon, a new algorithm that identifies closely related protein sequences ~200 times faster than standard BLAST, circumvents this limitation with a reduced database and oligopeptide matching heuristic.

Journal Paper
Bioinformatics 2012, June 15, Vol 28, Issue 12, Pg 1645-1646