1. Specify the input sequences

All the input sequences must be in one-letter amino acid code. The allowed alphabet (not case sensitive) is as follows:

A C D E F G H I K L M N P Q R S T V W Y and X (unknown)

All the other symbols will be converted to X before processing. The sequences can be input in the following two ways:

Both ways can be employed at the same time: all the specified sequences will be processed. However, there may be not more than 2,000 sequences and 200,000 amino acids in total in one submission. The sequences longer than 6,000 amino acids are not allowed.

2. Customize your run

By default the server produces graphical output illustrating the predictions (in GIF). The graphs can be very valuable for locating the "hot" spots in your proteins. The generation of graphics can be disabled by un-checking the button labelled 'Generate graphics'.

If the button labelled 'Output in GFF' is checked the text output of the server will be in GFF

3. Submit the job

Click on the "Submit" button. The status of your job (either 'queued' or 'running') will be displayed and constantly updated until it terminates and the server output appears in the browser window.

At any time during the wait you may enter your e-mail address and simply leave the window. Your job will continue; you will be notified by e-mail when it has terminated. The e-mail message will contain the URL under which the results are stored; they will remain on the server for 24 hours for you to collect them.