Output from BLAST searches

The output of a BLAST search is similar whether you have chosen to run your search locally or at the NCBI.

If a single query sequence was used, then the results will show the hits and High-Scoring Segment Pairs (HSPs) found in that database with that single sequence. If more than one query sequence was used, the default view of the results is a summary table, where the description of the top match found for each query sequence and the number of matches found is reported. The summary table is described in detail in Overview BLAST table.