[EMBOSS] SeaView

Andres Pinzon andrespinzon at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 14:19:36 UTC 2008

Hi Nick,
It is also available on Ubuntu hardy. Have you ever used CLC sequence


Thats the editor we use here at the Colombia node, and I think it is one of
the most
intuitive tools I have ever tried. It has most of the seaview features (plus
some others) runs
under several platforms, is free and is really easy to install (no
dependencies, just java).

The following address lists all the available features (for this and other
CLC versions):



On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 7:48 AM, Guy Bottu <gbottu at vub.ac.be> wrote:

> Staffa, Nick (NIH/NIEHS) wrote:
>> I would really appreciate any evaluation of the editor SEAVIEW by anyone
>> reading this.
>> Do you think SeaView is as good as SeqLab
>        Dear Nick,
> Well, at the BEN site I installed SeaView as replacement, when we lost
> GCG+SeqLab. SeqLab does multiple sequence editing + graphical display of
> features + allows to execute programs on sequence (ranges). SeaView is
> basically just an editor (although it can call clustal or muscle to re-align
> portions of the aligment, and make a dotplot). What I find a great loss is
> that in SeqLab you can with the mouse select a block and then with one click
> delete it, while with SeaView you need to press as many time the <backspace>
> as there are columns to delete. But if you have nothing else SeaView is
> certainly not bad. It has the advantage to be freeware and that there are
> versions for several platforms.
> You can install it and test it yourself. It is in principle easy to install
> (although there might be problems with prerequisite libraries). You can
> obtain it from ftp://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/pub/mol_phylogeny/seaview (and in
> some LINUX distributions like Gentoo it is actually vailable). If you run
> into trouble I am willing to give some advice.
>        Regards,
>        Guy Bottu,
>        Belgian EMBnet Node
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Andrés Pinzón
Bioinformatics Center, Colombia EMBnet node
Tel +57 3165000 ext 16961 Fax +571 3165415
Micology and Phytopathology Laboratory - Los Andes University.
Tel +571 3394949 ext. 2768

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