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Global Alignment

  1. Joao Meidanis

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005256

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How to Cite

Meidanis, J. 2005. Global Alignment. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

Abstract

Global alignment is a means of showing the similarities and differences of two or more sequences, compared along their entire length.

Keywords:

  • Needleman–Wunsch algorithm;
  • score;
  • gap penalty;
  • dynamic programming