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TitleMultiple Sequence Alignment Methods [electronic resource]
Author edited by David J Russell
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2014
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-62703-646-7
Descript XII, 287 p. 63 illus., 47 illus. in color. online resource

SUMMARY

From basic performing of sequence alignment through a proficiency at understanding how most industry-standard alignment algorithms achieve their results, Multiple Sequence Alignment Methods describes numerous algorithms and their nuances in chapters written by the experts who developed these algorithms.  The various multiple sequence alignment algorithms presented in this handbook give a flavor of the broad range of choices available for multiple sequence alignment generation, and their diversity is a clear reflection of the complexity of the multiple sequence alignment problem and the amount of information that can be obtained from multiple sequence alignments.  Each of these chapters not only describes the algorithm it covers but also presents instructions and tips on using their implementation, as is fitting with its inclusion in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series.   Authoritative and practical, Multiple Sequence Alignment Methods provides a readily available resource which will allow practitioners to experiment with different algorithms and find the particular algorithm that is of most use in their application


CONTENT

Dynamic Programming -- Heuristic Alignment Methods -- Objective Functions -- An Appraisal of Benchmarks for Multiple Sequence Alignment -- BLAST and FASTA Similarity Searching for Multiple Sequence Alignment -- Clustal Omega, Accurate Alignment of Very Large Numbers of Sequences -- T-COFFEE: Tree-Based Consistency Objective Function for Alignment Evaluation -- MAFFT: Iterative Refinement and Additional Methods -- Multiple Sequence Alignment Using Probcons and Probalign -- Phylogeny-Aware Alignment with PRANK -- GramAlign: Fast Alignment Driven by Grammar-Based Phylogeny -- Multiple Sequence Alignment with DIALIGN -- PicXAA: A Probabilistic Scheme for Finding the Maximum Expected Accuracy Alignment of Multiple Biological Sequences -- Multiple Protein Sequence Alignment with MSAProbs -- Large-Scale Multiple Sequence Alignment and Tree Estimation Using SATé -- PRALINE: A Versatile Multiple Sequence Alignment Toolkit -- PROMALS3D: Multiple Protein Sequence Alignment Enhanced with Evolutionary and 3-Dimensional Structural Information -- MSACompro: Improving Multiple Protein Sequence Alignment by Predicted Structural Features


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