New feature: advanced queries with SQL
PHLAWD now has the ability to accept raw SQL query strings to use when searching the source database for potential sequences of interest. This provides a great deal more power than the default search functionality that simply matches against a set of terms. Now one can use exclusion, be explicit about the treatment of flanking whitespace, use all available SQL wildcards, and use boolean operators such as AND and OR, among other things.
Of course, with great power comes great responsibility…
For more information, see the manual page for SQL queries.