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ARB | A software environment for sequence data

Provides several tools for sequence database maintenance and analysis. ARB is a graphically oriented package that consists of software tools directly interacting with one another as well as the central database, which are controlled via a common graphical interface. It includes software for visualization, sequence edition, profiles determination, filtering, phylogenetic treeing, sequence alignment, probe design and evaluation and data import and export.

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ARB specifications

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Academic or non-commercial use
Programming languages:
C++, Perl
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ARB software
Graphical user interface
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Unix/Linux, Mac OS
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Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Technische Universitat Munchen, Freising, Germany; Lehrstuhl fur Rechnertechnik und Rechnerorganisation, Parallelrechnerarchitektur, Technische Universitat Munchen, Garching, Germany; Institut fur Informatik, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Funding source(s)

Partly supported by the European Union within the HRAMI project, by the German Research
Foundation and by the German Ministry of Research and Education BIOLOG project.

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