A Macintosh port of BOXSHADE
- Purpose -
BOXSHADE is a program for creating good-looking printouts from multiple
aligned protein or DNA sequences. The program does no alignment by
has to take as input a file preprocessed by a multiple alignment program
multiple file editor. Output can be PostScript, EPSF, PICT, RTF or ASCII
In the standard BOXSHADE output, identical and similar residues in the
multiple-alignment are represented by different colors or shadings.
are many options concerning the kind of shading to be applied, sequence
numbering, consensus output and so on. One of the main changes made
construction of the Macintosh version was to provide access to these
through dialogs. BOXSHADE reads in a sequence, processes it, then quits.
holds the sequence in memory until a new sequence is read in, or the
quits. Any number of different outputs can be done with the same
ASCII and PICT outputs can be viewed dynamically before a version is
- Availability -
The program, which comes with complete (as I can make it) documentation,
available for download from the BOXSHADE FTP archive:
Any queries/bug reports should be addressed to me, not Kay Hofmann, who
looks after the mainframe version of BOXSHADE.
Michael D. Baron Ph.D.
Institute for Animal Health
Surrey GU24 0NF
E-mail: michael.baron at nospam.bbsrc.ac.uk