The Jalview Java alignment editor

Michele Clamp (Lead / Corresponding author), James Cuff, Stephen M. Searle, Geoffrey J. Barton

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Multiple sequence alignment remains a crucial method for understanding the function of groups of related nucleic acid and protein sequences. However, it is known that automatic multiple sequence alignments can often be improved by manual editing. Therefore, tools are needed to view and edit multiple sequence alignments. Due to growth in the sequence databases, multiple sequence alignments can often be large and difficult to view efficiently. The Jalview Java alignment editor is presented here, which enables fast viewing and editing of large multiple sequence alignments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-427
Number of pages2
Issue number3
Early online date22 Jan 2004
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2004


  • Algorithms
  • Database management systems
  • Documentation
  • Hypermedia
  • Information storage and retrieval
  • Sequence alignment
  • Sequence analysis, DNA
  • Software
  • User-computer interface
  • Word Processing


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