FASMA: A Service to Format and Analyze Sequences in Multiple Alignments

Susan Costantini, Giovanni Colonna, Angelo M. Facchiano

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Multiple sequence alignments are successfully applied in many studies for under- standing the structural and functional relations among single nucleic acids and protein sequences as well as whole families. Because of the rapid growth of sequence databases, multiple sequence alignments can often be very large and difficult to visualize and analyze. We offer a new service aimed to visualize and analyze the multiple alignments obtained with different external algorithms, with new features useful for the comparison of the aligned sequences as well as for the creation of a final image of the alignment. The service is named FASMA and is available at http://bioinformatica.isa.cnr.it/FASMA/.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-255
Number of pages3
JournalGenomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007


  • multiple alignment
  • sequence analysis
  • web tools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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