PLAST : Parallel Local Alignment Search Tool for Database Comparison

PLAST is a free software distributed under the terms of the

CECILL version 2 License


The following features are currently available


Download Binaries

PLAST executable is available for the following platforms:

Download Source

The PLAST source code (C) is available under the terms of CECILL version 2 License.

You can view the readme file

Subset seeds

Subset seeds have been developped at the INRIA SEQUOIA team.

The script [pl] converts seeds alphabets and seed patterns into subset seeds.


PLAST is developed whithin the bioinformatics Symbiose group at IRISA-INRIA, Rennes, France.

Current and former development contributors