Amino Acid Alignment Formating

Michael D. Baron michael.baron at bbsrc.ac.uk
Thu May 30 12:39:15 EST 1996

Jeffrey J. Huckaby wrote:
> Netters
>         I am search for a Mac and/or Unix SunOS program that formats
> multiple sequence alignments for publication such that the similar amino
> acids are shaded and the identities are boxed...or some format close to
> this one.
>         Any leads would be appreciated....
> Feel free to respond to me directly.
> CHeers
> Jeff

BOXSHADE will do what you want. The program allows up to three levels of shading 
(similar/identical/all identical), and produces output in a number of formats, 
including PS, EPSF, PICT X-Fig and HPGL. Originally written for VMS, it has been 
ported to Ultrix/Solaris by Peter Stockwell (peter at sanger.otago.ac.nz), if this is 
what you mean by SunOS (sorry, no experience with Unix OSs).The full source is always 
available from the original author Kay Hofmann (ftp: ulrec3.unil.ch  dir: 

I think it's quite a nice program, but then I'm one of the authors ;-).

Best of luck,

Michael D. Baron
michael.baron at bbsrc.ac.uk

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