NEW: seaview drives the Gblocks program to select blocks of conserved sites.
NEW: seaview drives the Clustal Ω program to perform multiple sequence alignment.
SeaView is a multiplatform, graphical user interface for multiple sequence alignment and molecular phylogeny.
- SeaView reads and writes various file formats (NEXUS, MSF, CLUSTAL, FASTA, PHYLIP,
MASE, Newick) of DNA and protein sequences and of phylogenetic trees.
- SeaView drives programs muscle or
Clustal Omega for multiple sequence alignment,
and also allows to use any external alignment algorithm able to read and write FASTA-formatted files.
- Seaview drives the Gblocks program to select blocks of evolutionarily conserved sites.
- SeaView computes phylogenetic trees by
- parsimony, using PHYLIP's dnapars/protpars algorithm,
- distance, with NJ or BioNJ algorithms on a variety of evolutionary distances,
- maximum likelihood, driving program PhyML 3.0.
- SeaView prints and draws phylogenetic trees on screen, SVG, PDF or PostScript files.
- SeaView allows to download sequences from EMBL/GenBank/UniProt using the Internet.
Screen shots of the
main alignment and tree windows.
On-line help document.
Old seaview version 3.2
Note for Linux/Unix users:
The downloaded archives contain the seaview executable itself, an example data file, a .html file, and 4 other programs
(muscle, clustalo, phyml, Gblocks) that seaview drives. These 4 programs and the .html file can either be left in the
same directory as seaview, or be put in any directory of your PATH.
If you use SeaView in a published work, please cite the following
Gouy M., Guindon S. & Gascuel O. (2010)
SeaView version 4 : a multiplatform graphical user interface for sequence alignment and
phylogenetic tree building.
Molecular Biology and Evolution 27(2):221-224.
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