Sequence analysis of the PCR product using the NCBI BLAST platform. (A) On the NCBI BLAST webpage, the “nucleotide blast” option is chosen (marked by the oval line). (B) The “blastn” option appears by default (marked by the circle). The sequence of the gene of interest (flanked by the restriction sites as previously designed for the PCR primers) and the PCR product are to be inserted to the “Enter Query Sequence” and “Enter Subject Sequence” boxes. Sequences can also be uploaded as FASTA files. (C) Nucleotide alignment of the first 60 nucleotides is shown. Two important items for sequence analysis are marked by oval lines.