Oct 092011
 

BALSA

:: DESCRIPTION

BALSA (Bayesian Algorithm for Local Sequence Alignment) takes into account the uncertainty associated with all unknown variables by incorporating in its forward sums a series of scoring matrices, gap parameters and all possible alignments. The algorithm can return both the joint and the marginal optimal alignments, samples of alignments drawn from the posterior distribution and the posterior probabilities of gap penalties and scoring matrices. Furthermore, it automatically adjusts for variations in sequence lengths. BALSA was compared with SSEARCH, to date the best performing dynamic programming algorithm in the detection of structural neighbors. Using the SCOP databases PDB40D-B and PDB90D-B, BALSA detected 19.8 and 41.3% of remote homologs whereas SSEARCH detected 18.4 and 38% at an error rate of 1% errors per query over the databases, respectively.

BALSA Online Version

::DEVELOPER

Brown University Center for Computational Molecular Biology 

:: SCREENSHOTS

N/A

:: REQUIREMENTS

  • Linux

:: DOWNLOAD

 BALSA

:: MORE INFORMATION

Citation

Webb, B. J., J. S. Liu, et al. (2002).
BALSA: Bayesian algorithm for local sequence alignment.
Nucleic Acids Res 30(5): 1268-77;

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