New alignment program DIALIGN

Burkhard Morgenstern morgenst at gsf.de
Fri Feb 7 06:35:16 EST 1997

We would like to announce the availability of
an alignment program called


DIALIGN is a completely novel program for pairwise
as well as multiple alignment of nucleic acid and
protein sequences. It is especially suited to detect
local similarities in otherwise completely unrelated
sequences and it does not employ any kind of gap penalty.

The method is described in

  B. Morgenstern, A. Dress, T. Werner:
  Multiple DNA and protein sequence alignment based on
  segment-to-segment comparison
  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 93 pp. 12098 - 12103 (1996)

DIALIGN executables for various UNIX platforms (DEC,
SGI, CONVEX, HP, SUN) together with a detailed user
guide, online help and a test example are available at


or via ftp:


More detailed information on DIALIGN is available at
our web page. If you have any questions, please feel
free to contact us by e-mail.

  Burkhard Morgenstern


Dr. Burkhard Morgenstern
GSF - National Research Center for Environment and Health,
Institute of Biomathematics and Biometry
Ingolstaedter Landstr. 1,
85764 Neuherberg,

morgenstern at gsf.de

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