Published Online: 15 JUL 2006
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Thompson, J. D. and Poch, O. 2006. Sequence Alignment. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2006
Definition sequence comparison or alignment is the cornerstone of bioinformatics, providing the basis for sequence database searching, three-dimensional structure modeling and evolutionary studies. A sequence alignment shows how a set of sequences may be related by identifying and arranging in columns the structurally and functionally equivalent residues common to all the sequences.
- pairwise alignment;
- multiple alignment;
- scoring matrices;
- alignment statistics;
- dot plots