Getting poster data...
Melanie Lou (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada)There are a lack of programs available that focus on providing an overview of an aligned set of sequences such that the comparison of homologous sites becomes comprehensible and intuitive. We have developed an online web server, FINGERPRINT, that combines the features of existing programs with new additions to depict a total of 11 sequence characteristics that can be found in multiple sequence alignments (MSA). The ability to identify similarities, differences, and patterns in MSAs may support and/or provide insight to inferences regarding primer design, sequence accuracy, structure, function, and evolution. FINGERPRINT is available at http://evol.mcmaster.ca/fingerprint.