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Smith–Waterman Algorithm

  1. Richard Mott

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005263

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Mott, R. 2005. Smith–Waterman Algorithm. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

Abstract

The Smith–Waterman algorithm is a computer algorithm that finds regions of local similarity between DNA or protein sequences.

Keywords:

  • DNA;
  • protein;
  • sequence alignment