CD-HIT-EST clusters a nucleotide dataset into clusters that meet a user-defined similarity threshold, usually a sequence identity. The input is a DNA/RNA dataset in fasta format and the output are two files: a fasta file of representative sequences and a text file of list of clusters. Since eukaryotic genes usually have long introns, which cause long gaps, it is difficult to make full-length alignments for these genes. So, CD-HIT-EST is good for non-intron containing sequences like EST.
cd-hit-est -i est_human -o est_human95 -c 0.95 -n 8
Choose of word size:
Options, -b, -M, -l, -d, -t, -s, -S, -B, -p, -aL, -AL, -aS, -AS, -g, -G, -T are same to CD-HIT, here are few more cd-hit-est specific options: