After the Jobs panel shows the Status of a BLAST search or Entrez search is Done, pressing the “Done” hyperlink opens the search results simultaneously in the Text, Table, and Pairwise views. All three views are contained in a large pop up window that is separate from the main Protean 3D window.

An example Text view is shown below:

In order, the view shows the following:

  • The version of BLAST used in the search (e.g., “BLASTP 2.9.0+”).
  • References for the BLAST search engine.
  • A description of the BLAST database used in the search, including the number of sequences.
  • Information about the Query sequence, including its length and the Request ID (RID) number.
  • A table of sequences producing significant alignments.
  • Pairwise alignments of each significant match with summary information on the match.


Tasks that pertain to the Text view:

Task How to…
To make selections in the view See Make a Selection.
To copy all text Right-click anywhere in the view and choose Copy.
To select all text Right-click anywhere in the view and choose Select All.
To show the active view in full-screen mode Use the View > Full Screen command or the the Full screen tool at the bottom right corner of the view.
To exit full screen mode Press the Esc key or use the Exit full screen tool ) at the bottom of the full-screen view.
To configure the number and location of visible views. Use the View > Change layout command or the Change layout tool (image varies) in the bottom right corner of the view. The following options are available:

  • One – To show only the current view.
  • Two Horizontal () – To show the current view on top and one additional view below it.
  • Two Vertical () – To show the current view on the left, and one additional view to the right.
  • Three Horizontal () – To show the current view on top and two additional views below it.
  • Three – Left () – To show the current view on the left and two additional views stacked one on top of the other on the right.
  • Three – Right () – To show the current view on the right and two additional views stacked one on top of the other on the left.
  • Three – Top () – To show the current view on the top and two additional views side-by-side on the bottom.
  • Three – Bottom () – To show the current view on the bottom and two additional views side-by-side on the top.

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