Erich Schwarz schwarze at
Sat May 21 04:27:44 EST 1994

In article <2q5v56$7g3 at>, misrael at
(Mark Israel) wrote:
> In article <2q5psr$5f2 at>, Sean David Moore <smoore at> writes:
> > I am looking for the name and/or location of the best sequence alignment
> > program. [...]
> >
> > Is there even such a thing.?
> >
> > No responses as of the fifth post of this message were received except to
> > ask for the response.
>    Well, the following were described as "optimal"; so maybe they're 
> the best.  Just a wild guess.
> "The only genuine optimal alignment
> program for multiple sequences that I am aware of is "msa" (Lipman,
> Altschul, and Kececioglu, (1989) PNAS 86:4412-4415) which is available
> from
> Bill Pearson"

   Also try MACAW, also from  It's got several versions,
one of which may be compatible with your hardware (I know their Mac-version
works fine.)

--Erich Schwarz

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