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BLAST+ executables

BLAST+ is a suite of command-line tools to run BLAST. For details, please see the BLAST+ user manual, the BLAST Help manual, the BLAST releases notes, and the article in BMC Bioinformatics (PubMed link). BLAST+ is the most current version of BLAST and is the only supported version.

Installers and source code are available from .

See our versioning policy.

The BLAST+ suite is the currently supported package. The older C toolkit executables are no longer supported.


BLAST databases are updated daily and may be downloaded via FTP from Database sets may be retrieved automatically with, which is part of the BLAST+ suite. Please refer to the BLAST database documentation for more details.