ClustalW2 is a widely used multiple program for multiple alignment of nucleic acid and protein sequences. sequence alignment computer program.
The program accepts a wide range on input formats including: NBRF/PIR, FASTA, EMBL/Swissprot, Clustal, GCC/MSF, GCG9 RSF, and GDE, and executes the following workflow:
- Pairwise alignment
- Creation of a phylogenetic tree (or use a user-defined tree)
- Use of the phylogenetic tree to carry out a multiple alignment
Users can align the sequences using the default setting but occasionally it may be useful to customize one's own parameters. The main parameters are the gap opening penalty and the gap extension penalty.
For more information :
- Larkin MA et al, Clustal W and Clustal X version 2.0. Bioinformatics 2007; 23, 2947-8.
- The MP4 file below is a video showing how to use the ClustalW program from this Science Gateway.
Access the program clickin on the icon below.