The Use of CLUSTAL W and CLUSTAL X for Multiple Sequence Alignment

  • Ashok Aiyar
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 132)


Multiple protein and nucleic acid sequences are aligned for two principal purposes: to identify common motifs in sequences with a conserved biological function and to identify motifs in a newly characterized sequence that may provide insight into its biological functions. This is typically performed by scanning the newly identified sequence against a database.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashok Aiyar
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadison

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