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MView reformats the results of a sequence database search (BLAST, FASTA, etc) or a multiple alignment (MSF, PIR, CLUSTAL, etc) adding optional HTML markup to control colouring and web page layout. MView is not a multiple alignment program, nor is it a general purpose alignment editor.
The latest version of the software can be downloaded from the SourceForge MView project area as a UNIX/Linux gzipped tar archive or 'tarball'.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Example output
- BLAST HSP Processing Rules
MView and its underlying class libraries are implemented in Perl, version 5, for UNIX, and should be easily portable to other systems.
As of MView release 1.40, the code requires a minimum of perl version 5.004.
Formatting and colouring of HTML alignments requires a fixed-width font (eg., Courier) and support for the
<FONT>tag, so a modern browser such as Mozilla Firefox is recommended. In particular, use of style sheets as of MView release 1.40 requires that your browser supports HTML 4.0.
If you use MView in your work, please cite:
Brown, N.P., Leroy C., Sander C. (1998). MView: A Web compatible database search or multiple alignment viewer. Bioinformatics. 14(4):380-381. PubMed
MView and associated libraries are Open Source Software protected by the GPL. All users must adhere to these licensing terms, acceptance of which is implicit when the software is downloaded.
Bug reports and requests should be sent to:biomview AT gmail DOT com