What is Seaview?

SeaView is a multiplatform, graphical user interface for multiple sequence alignment and molecular phylogeny.

  • SeaView reads and writes various file formats (NEXUS, MSF, CLUSTAL, FASTA, PHYLIP, MASE, Newick) of DNA and protein sequences and of phylogenetic trees.
  • SeaView drives programs muscle or Clustal Omega for multiple sequence alignment, and also allows to use any external alignment algorithm able to read and write FASTA-formatted files.
  • Seaview drives the Gblocks program to select blocks of evolutionarily conserved sites.
  • SeaView computes phylogenetic trees by
  • parsimony, using PHYLIP's dnapars/protpars algorithm,
  • distance, with NJ or BioNJ algorithms on a variety of evolutionary distances,
  • maximum likelihood, driving program PhyML 3.1.
  • Seaview can use the Transfer Bootstrap Expectation method to compute the bootstrap support of PhyML and distance trees.
  • Seaview uses the Treerecs method to reconcile gene and species trees.
  • SeaView prints and draws phylogenetic trees on screen, SVG, PDF or PostScript files.
  • SeaView allows to download sequences from EMBL/GenBank/UniProt using the Internet.
For more information, visit http://doua.prabi.fr/software/seaview

Quick Information

PRODUCT: Seaview
PLATFORM: Windows (Mac, Linux and Solaris versions not packaged by MSU Denver)

Who is licensed to use Seaview?

No license is required.

How do I request access to Seaview?

How do I access Seaview?

Once you have installed Seaview from one of the methods above, you can launch the application from your Start menu (Windows) or Launchpad (Mac), the application will connect to your license server and you will be able to use it.

If you require assistance using the application, please contact your instructor, department tutor, or supervisor for help.

If you experience trouble installing the application, you receive license errors, or you feel it is not running correctly, please submit a Software Issues & Errors request.

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