What is the best freeware multiple alignment progam for the Mac?
bcrubin at dapsas1.weizmann.ac.il
Thu Mar 28 23:52:43 EST 1996
In article <mangalam-2103960940040001 at buggus.mmg.uci.edu>,
mangalam at uci.edu (Harry Mangalam) wrote:
> In article <garrisonp.1177795352B at cosmos.uthscsa.edu>,
> garrisonp at uthscsa.edu (Preston Garrison) wrote:
> > In Article <kjt-2003960742210001 at pm074-20.dialip.mich.net>, kjt at umich.edu
> > (Ken J. Takekoshi) wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > What is the best freeware multiple alignment progam for the Mac? ....
> > MACAW is free and quite nice. There are PC and MAC versions. You can
> > it from the software archive at NCBI.
> Alternatively, you can try ClustalW compiled for the Mac (either
> standalone or integrated into Don Gilbert's Seqpup), followed by the
> shareware (barely - $10) Seqvu which assists in manipulating, tuning, and
> coloring such alignments - see:
> gimr.garvan.unsw.edu.au in the /pub directory.
Macaw is best only for ungapped aligning. If you have sequences with a lot
of similarity, but with many gaps (I had one such group) - stay away from
MACAW. Otherwise, it is THE BEST by all means.
Eitan Rubin, Plant Genetics, Weizmann Inst. of Science
Email: bcrubin at dapsas1.weizmann.ac.il
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