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Alignathon: A competitive assessment of whole genome alignment methods

Multiple sequence alignments (MSAs) are a prerequisite for a wide variety of evolutionary analyses. Published assessments and benchmark datasets for protein and, to a lesser extent, global nucleotide MSAs are available, but less effort has been made to establish benchmarks in the more general problem …

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Sequence progressive alignment, a framework for practical large-scale probabilistic consistency alignment

Motivation: Multiple sequence alignment is a cornerstone of comparative genomics. Much work has been done to improve methods for this task, particularly for the alignment of small sequences, and especially for amino acid sequences. However, less work has been done in making promising methods that …