Recently identifying sets of orthologous genes in several genomes has become getting important, since a cluster of similar genes helps us to predict the function of unknown genes. For this purpose, the whole genome alignment is usually used to determine horizontal gene transfer, gene duplication, and gene loss between two related genomes. Also it is well known that a novel visualization tool of the whole genome alignment would be very useful for understanding genome organization and the evolutionary process.

AlignScope(Alignment-Scope) is a tool for visualizing and analyzing genome alignments between species. It is to provide a simplified structure for genome alignment at any level, and also to help us to find gene clusters.

If you want to find the software description in more detail, please check out help.  

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