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What output formats does ClustalW produce?

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What output formats does ClustalW produce?

There are a number of options provided as output for the user:

aln with numbers (default), aln without numbers, gcg MSF, phylip, pir and gde.

The user can specify which of these they want on the web form in the OUTPUT section. There is also an option to specify the order that the sequences appear in the alignment: aligned (default) or in the order in which they were input. The alignment will appear on the results page along with details of scores and guide trees. The alignment can be obtained on its own by clicking on the alignment file option at the top (.aln). This file can be opened in a separate window and/or saved to a file. 

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