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Assessing the efficiency of multiple sequence alignment programs

Overview of attention for article published in Algorithms for Molecular Biology, March 2014
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Title
Assessing the efficiency of multiple sequence alignment programs
Published in
Algorithms for Molecular Biology, March 2014
DOI 10.1186/1748-7188-9-4
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Fabiano Sviatopolk-Mirsky Pais, Patrícia de Ruy, Guilherme Oliveira, Roney Coimbra

Abstract

Multiple sequence alignment (MSA) is an extremely useful tool for molecular and evolutionary biology and there are several programs and algorithms available for this purpose. Although previous studies have compared the alignment accuracy of different MSA programs, their computational time and memory usage have not been systematically evaluated. Given the unprecedented amount of data produced by next generation deep sequencing platforms, and increasing demand for large-scale data analysis, it is imperative to optimize the application of software. Therefore, a balance between alignment accuracy and computational cost has become a critical indicator of the most suitable MSA program. We compared both accuracy and cost of nine popular MSA programs, namely CLUSTALW, CLUSTAL OMEGA, DIALIGN-TX, MAFFT, MUSCLE, POA, Probalign, Probcons and T-Coffee, against the benchmark alignment dataset BAliBASE and discuss the relevance of some implementations embedded in each program's algorithm. Accuracy of alignment was calculated with the two standard scoring functions provided by BAliBASE, the sum-of-pairs and total-column scores, and computational costs were determined by collecting peak memory usage and time of execution.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Colombia 2 <1%
Chile 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 6 2%
Unknown 292 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 77 25%
Student > Master 65 21%
Student > Bachelor 62 20%
Researcher 45 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 5%
Other 30 10%
Unknown 18 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 147 47%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 88 28%
Computer Science 20 6%
Engineering 6 2%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 2%
Other 25 8%
Unknown 21 7%

Attention Score in Context

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