I am interested in comparing certain gene regions (coding and noncoding)
between closely related viral variants. Being new to the game, does anyone
know if there is (are) a USER FRIENDLY (of course this is relative),
Mac-based programs available via ftp transfer, etc. or the Web to
accomplish this task. My goal is to compare an unknown sequence to a known
database which will enable me to place the unknown into a specific subgroup
in the database. I would anticipate that these sequences are 90-95%
homologous in the region being examined.