[Bioperl-l] file format for alignment plus features for aligned sequences

Scott Markel Scott.Markel at accelrys.com
Thu Sep 1 21:22:21 UTC 2011

A question on behalf of the Discovery Studio group at Accelrys -

They have alignment data with annotations, e.g., visualization settings or alignment properties.  The aligned sequences also have features, e.g., domain boundaries or secondary structure motifs.  They currently use BSML to save sequences and features.

Is there an extension of BSML that can also save the alignment information?

Are there any good file formats that can be used to store an alignment plus features associated with the aligned sequences?

Are there other mailing lists that might be more appropriate for these questions?


Scott Markel, Ph.D.
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