Making whole genome multiple alignments usable for biologists.

Blankenberg D, Taylor J, Nekrutenko A, The Galaxy Team.
Bioinformatics. September 2011; 27(17):2426-2428
Links: Article at Bioinformatics


Here we describe a set of tools implemented within the Galaxy platform designed to make analysis of multiple genome alignments truly accessible for biologists. These tools are available through both a web-based graphical user interface and a command-line interface.

Availability and Implementation:

This open-source toolset was implemented in Python and has been integrated into the online data analysis platform Galaxy (public web access:; download: Additional help is available as a live supplement from


Supplementary information:

Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.