how do i install Blast2go on Ubuntu

What is Blast2Go 

Blast2go is a software tool for the automated, high-throughput functional annotation of novel sequence. Blast2go use BLAST to identify similar sequences and then transfers existing functional annotation from hits to query sequences.


  • Webstart file from HERE 
  • JAVA enabled machine 

  • How to run Blast2go on Ubuntu

    Although Ubuntu come with its own java version but I found that it didn't work for Blast2go. Therefore I decide to install Oracle Java (JDK). You can install Oracle Java (JDK) by these commands one by one
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
    You can your java version by this command
    java -version
    it should print like this in terminal
    java version "1.7.0_67"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_67-b01)
    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.65-b04, mixed mode)
    Note to me
    Above command will install  Oracle Java 8 but I found that Blast2go didn't work for Oracle
     Java 8 therefore I decide to install previous  version of Oracle Java. You can replace 8 with 
    6 or 7 to install Oracle Java 6 or Oracle Java 7 
    Now we are all set. Just go to your working directory and type
    javaws blast2go1000.jnlp
    Remember that I downloaded the 1000MB version of Blast2go therefore my command include the '1000'. It should as per your requirement.

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