Sequence alignment programs

Zophonias Oddur Jonsson zjons at
Wed May 4 19:17:30 EST 1994

In <2q6qkt$8fv at> Peter Hovland <Hovland_P at Defiance.HSC.Colorado.EDU> writes:

>Subject: Sequence alignment programs
>From: Michael J. McLeish, MichaelJ.McLeish at
>Date: Tue, 3 May 1994 15:15:56
>In article <MichaelJ.McLeish.5.000F4411 at> Michael
>J. McLeish, MichaelJ.McLeish at writes:
>>Dear Netters
>>I am interested in obtaining a program (or programs), preferably public 
>>domain, for the alignment of DNA and amino acid sequences.  I would 
>>appreciate any advice on the choice of programs available.

>The Indiana University gopher offers a software called SEQAPP which can
>be used with another program called CLUSTAL for multiple sequence
>alignment.  I've never actually used it, but I've seen others do it.  It
>was free last year.

I have been looking around for a program like that for the mac and as
far as I know ClustalV is the best one available for free.  You can run it
without seqapp, but it can be a bit confusing to get it to work for the first
time.  There is a UNIX version of clustalV and I am pretty sure it has been
ported to DOS.

Clustalv is in most of the bio software archives but to name one I think it 
can be downloaded by anonymous ftp at

ClustalV is not a Mac style program but once you get it to work It's a dream

Good luck
Zophonias O. Jonsson
University of Iceland

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