HAL is a structure to efficiently store and index multiple genome alignments and ancestral reconstructions. HAL is a graph-based representation which provides several advantages over matrix/block-based formats such as MAF, such as improved scalability and the ability to perform queries with respect to an arbitrary reference or subtree.
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Bioinformatics. 2013 May 15;29(10):1341-2. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btt128. Epub 2013 Mar 16.
HAL: a hierarchical format for storing and analyzing multiple genome alignments.
Hickey G, Paten B, Earl D, Zerbino D, Haussler D.