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Simulated sequence alignment software: An alternative to MSA benchmarks

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In our previous article, we discussed different multiple sequence alignment (MSA) benchmarks to compare and assess the available MSA programs. However, since last decade, several sequence simulation software have been introduced and are gaining more interest. In this article, we will be discussing various sequence simulating software being used as alternatives to MSA benchmarks. Continue reading “Simulated sequence alignment software: An alternative to MSA benchmarks” »

Benchmark databases for multiple sequence alignment: An overview

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Multiple sequence alignment (MSA) is a very crucial step in most of the molecular analyses and evolutionary studies. Many MSA programs have been developed so far based on different approaches which attempt to provide optimal alignment with high accuracy. Basic algorithms employed to develop MSA programs include progressive algorithm [1], iterative-based [2], and consistency-based algorithm [3]. Some of the programs incorporate several other methods into the process of creating an optimal alignment such as M-COFFEE [4] and PCMA [5]. Continue reading “Benchmark databases for multiple sequence alignment: An overview” »

ab-initio prediction of protein structure: An introduction

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We have heard a lot about the ab-initio term in Bioinformatics, which could be difficult to understand for newbies in the field of bioinformatics. Today, we will discuss in detail what ab-initio is and what are the applicable methods for it. Continue reading “ab-initio prediction of protein structure: An introduction” »

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