[Bio-software] Clustal percent identity matrix

arun iyer via bio-soft%40net.bio.net (by iyerarunv from yahoo.com)
Thu Aug 7 20:23:18 EST 2008

I was wondering if the % identity matrix in clustal is actually useful to assign an bacteria as a distinct species. 
I ran an multiple alignment for DNA using default parameters. the % identity matrix shows that the 2 organisms is 97% identical. The absoulute nucleotide identity is 99%. 
the % ID matrix is generated after penalties...but is it really useful?

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