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GUIDANCE: a web server for assessing alignment confidence scores

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GUIDANCE: a web server for assessing alignment confidence scores
Evaluating the accuracy of multiple sequence alignment (MSA) is critical for virtually every comparative sequence analysis that uses an MSA as input. Here we present the GUIDANCE web-server, a userfriendly, open access tool for the identification of unreliable alignment regions. The web-server accepts as input a set of unaligned sequences. The server aligns the sequences and provides a simple graphic visualization of the confidence score of each column, residue and sequence of an alignment, using a color-coding scheme. The method is generic and the user is allowed to choose the alignment algorithm (ClustalW, MAFFT and PRANK are supported) as well as any type of molecular sequences (nucleotide, protein or codon sequences). The server implements two different algorithms for evaluating confidence scores: (i) the heads-or-tails (HoT) method, which measures alignment uncertainty due to co-optimal solutions; (ii) the GUIDANCE method, which measures the robustness of the alignment to guide-t...
Osnat Penn, Eyal Privman, Haim Ashkenazy, Giddy La
Added 20 May 2011
Updated 20 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where NAR
Authors Osnat Penn, Eyal Privman, Haim Ashkenazy, Giddy Landan, Dan Graur, Tal Pupko
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