Motivation and results: An algorithm is described for the quick identification and evaluation of amino acid substitutions in multiple protein sequence alignment. The strategy is based on the calculation of a relative conservation index for an amino acid at each position of the alignment. The algorithm is implemented in the computer program POLINA (Protein Oriented LINear Analysis) which provides a summary of analysis in a format suitable for import into a graphing program. Availability: A copy of source code is available upon request from the authors or can be downloaded via the WWW at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/4654/POLINA.html. Contact: slevin@@@aecom.yu.edu; bsatir@@@aecom.yu.edu.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Molecular Biology
- Computer Science Applications
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Computational Mathematics