6ft translates all six reading frames of a double-stranded DNA sequence into individual protein sequences. Stop codons are represented by character 'O'. The program 6ft reads input fasta formatted DNA sequences from standard input. If the sequences are contained in a file, the input can be redirected from this file using the shell*s input redirector *<* as shown in the synopsis section. The sequence_library contains one or several sequences in Pearson or Fasta format. This program may be used for searching genomic or EST sequence databases with a protein profile. Better results are usually obtained by first converting the protein profile into a frame-search profile, and then searching a 2-frame translation of the DNA sequence database generated with pftools program 2ft
Parent program: pftools
PFTools is a collection of programs supporting the generalized profile format and search method of PROSITE.