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searching in comment field

Stuart M. Brown browns02 at mcrcr.med.nyu.edu
Wed Oct 30 13:05:56 EST 1996

We are doing a bunch of BLAST searches with the EST database.

I just got an idea - since these est's are routinely BLASTed
before they are submitted- and these results are generally noted
in the comment field, why can't I search the EST database for
comments that mention BLAST hits against my sequences of interest?

I've tried LOOKUP- but the "All text" field does not appear to
include the comment field of the GenBank entry.  I also
tried ENTREZ with only a bit more success - yet I can see mentions
of my sequence in the comments when I do my own BLAST searches and 
then read the full annotation of the ESTs that we hit.

Stuart M. Brown, Molecular Biology Consultant 
NYU-MC Research Computing Resource, Dept. of Cell Biology
550 First Ave, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212)263-7689  FAX: (212)263-8139

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