LARTS and BLAST: Overcoming ComplexityPatches for BLAST
NCBI recently reworked the XML output produced by the BLAST program. The blastall program currently outputs a BlastOutput data structure in XML when the XML (-m 7) output option is selected. Selecting either of the ASN.1 output options (-m 10 or -m 11) results in the output of a SeqAlign data structure in ASN.1 binary or text.
We have modified the December 31, 2008 version of the NCBI Toolbox to produce the BlastOutput data structure in ASN.1 binary or text format. Choose "-m 12" for text or "-m 13" for binary output of BlastOutput in ASN.1.