Multiple alignments of patterns can be obtained by conducting a global band matching, a process that subdivides all bands from a set of patterns into band classes. Band matching has the advantage that data matrices can be generated containing the band classes as characters, which can be applied in a number of phylogenetic and statistical techniques that require a character table as input. Global band matching is calculated in the Comparison window from any selection of patterns. The window provides a large number of features for (semi) automatic matching, manual editing, undo and redo, viewing modes, and allows bands to be added or deleted in function of comparison with other patterns.
Supported in BIONUMERICS configurations: