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#!/usr/bin/env perl
# Demonstrates the use of a SearchIO Blast parser for producing
# output of raw HSP data from a Blast report input stream.
# Shows how to print out raw BLAST alignment data for each HSP.
# Usage:
# STDIN: stream containing one or more BLAST or PSI-BLAST reports.
# STDOUT: Raw alignment data for each HSP of each hit (BLAST format)
# STDERR: Progress info and any errors.
# For more documentation about working with Blast result objects,
# see docs for these modules:
# Bio::Search::Result::BlastResult
# Bio::Search::Hit::BlastHit
# Bio::Search::HSP::BlastHSP
# For more documentation about the PSI-Blast parser, see docs for
# Bio::SearchIO::psiblast
# Author: Steve Chervitz <>
# * Implement a Bio::SearchIO::Writer::HSPTextWriter object
# that can do this. Then this example can fit into the standard
# model used by the other writer examples in which a writer
# object is created and hooked up with a SearchIO output object.
use strict;
use lib '../../';
use Bio::SearchIO;
# In this case, we only want raw alignments, and we only need to screen
# on significance info (E- or P-value) so we don't need
# to do a full parse of the alignments. Thus, we're using a -shalow_parse
# flag to indicate that we don't need to parse alignments. This should
# result in faster processing.
# TODO: Convert this to use -format='blast'. Shallow-parse option not supported there.
my $in = Bio::SearchIO->new(-format => 'psiblast',
-fh => \*ARGV,
-signif => 0.1,
-shallow_parse => 1,
-hold_raw_data => 1 );
while ( my $result = $in->next_result() ) {
print STDERR "\nBLAST Results for $result\n\n";
my $count = 0;
foreach( $result->hits ) {
print "Alignment for hit #", ++$count, "\n\n";
print $_->raw_hit_data();
print "=" x 50 , "\n";
printf STDERR "\n%d Blast report(s) processed.\n", $in->result_count;
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