Progressive multiple alignment using sequence triplet optimizations and three-residue exchange costs.
Arun Siddharth Konagurthu, James Whisstock, Peter J Stuckey
Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology | Published : 2004
In this paper we demonstrate a practical approach to construct progressive multiple alignments using sequence triplet optimizations rather than a conventional pairwise approach. Using the sequence triplet alignments progressively provides a scope for the synthesis of a three-residue exchange amino acid substitution matrix. We develop such a 20 x 20 x 20 matrix for the first time and demonstrate how its use in optimal sequence triplet alignments increases the sensitivity of building multiple alignments. Various comparisons were made between alignments generated using the progressive triplet methods and the conventional progressive pairwise procedure. The assessment of these data reveal that, ..View full abstract