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Algorithms for SP-optimal multiple alignments



Motivation

  • a multiple alignment gives a stronger signal for sequence similarities than a pairwise alignment, i.e. in
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    sequence assembly
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    molecular modelling
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    database search
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    primer design
  • ambiguities in the alignment may be resolved by a multiple alignment
  • looking into the relationship between the sequences leads to reconstructing a phylogenetic tree (see next section)




Comments are very welcome.
luz@molgen.mpg.de