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The Clustal Omega Multiple Alignment Package

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB,volume 2231)

Abstract

Clustal Omega is a version, completely rewritten and revised in 2011, of the widely used Clustal series of programs for multiple sequence alignment. It can deal with very large numbers (many tens of thousands) of DNA/RNA or protein sequences due to its use of the mBed algorithm for calculating guide-trees. This algorithm allows very large alignment problems to be tackled very quickly, even on personal computers. The accuracy of the program has been considerably improved over earlier Clustal programs, through the use of the HHalign method for aligning profile hidden Markov models. The program currently is used from the command-line or can be run online.

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  • Multiple sequence alignment
  • Progressive alignment
  • Protein sequences
  • Clustal

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Sievers, F., Higgins, D.G. (2021). The Clustal Omega Multiple Alignment Package. In: Katoh, K. (eds) Multiple Sequence Alignment. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2231. Humana, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1036-7_1

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