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M2Align | Parallel multiple sequence alignment with a multi-objective metaheuristic


Permits to solve multiple sequence alignment (MSA) problems by using multi-objective metaheuristics. M2Align is a method based on the jMetal multi-objective framework, which is extended with an encoding for representing MSA solutions. It includes a reimplementation of the MO-SAStrE MSA algorithm with a number of significant improvements, being the most remarkable one the parallel execution of this algorithm.

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M2Align specifications

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Multi-objective Multiple Sequence Alignment
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Java SE Development Kit, Apache Maven, Git, Strike Contacts Generator

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  • Antonio Nebro <>


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Facultad de Ciencias de la Ingenieria, Universidad Tecnica Estatal de Quevedo, Quevedo, Ecuador; Departamento de Lenguajes y Ciencias de la Computacion, Universidad de Malaga, Malaga, Spain

Funding source(s)

Supported by the Secretarıa Nacional de Educacion Superior Ciencia y Tecnolog ıa SENESCYT from Ecuador; and Spanish Grants TIN2014-58304-R (Ministerio de Economıa y Competitividad), P11-TIC-7529 and P12-TIC-1519 (Plan Andaluz I + D + I – Junta de Andalucia).

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