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Bioinformatics. 2009 Mar 15;25(6):824-6. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btp067. Epub 2009 Jan 29.

NOBLAST and JAMBLAST: New Options for BLAST and a Java Application Manager for BLAST results.

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  • 1Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Heraklion 71003, Crete, Greece.


NOBLAST (New Options for BLAST) is an open source program that provides a new user-friendly tabular output format for various NCBI BLAST programs (Blastn, Blastp, Blastx, Tblastn, Tblastx, Mega BLAST and Psi BLAST) without any use of a parser and provides E-value correction in case of use of segmented BLAST database. JAMBLAST using the NOBLAST output allows the user to manage, view and filter the BLAST hits using a number of selection criteria.


A distribution package of NOBLAST and JAMBLAST including detailed installation procedure is freely available from and


Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

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