DiAlign available online

K. Quandt quandt at gsf.de
Wed Mar 10 09:15:57 EST 1999

We would like to announce the availability of an online
version of the multiple alignment program DiAlign
on the Genomatix web server at


DiAlign relies on comparing whole segments of DNA or protein
sequences instead of comparing single residues. Pairwise as well
as multiple alignments are constructed from gapfree pairs of
segments (so-called `diagonals').

DiAlign does not use any gap penalty, thus avoiding this
critical parameter. Consequently, the program is able to
detect isolated local homologies that can not be detected
by standard multiple alignment methods.

New features include a new user interface and 
an optional color-coding of the alignment output.

The use of this software is free for non-commercial use!

Users with a commercial affiliation interested in using or obtaining
DiAlign please contact Genomatix Software at genomatix at gsf.de .

Kerstin Quandt
quandt at gsf.de
Genomatix Software GmbH        http://genomatix.gsf.de
Karlstrasse 55
80333 Muenchen, Germany

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