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Alfresco is a software tool for comparative genome sequence analysis. The algorithm compares pars of likely homologous sequence regions from different species and visualizes results from external analysis programs to detect functional sequence domains. External software tools may be, for example, repeat masking, sequence alignment, database searching, protein homology, regulatory sequence prediction, and gene prediction.


Sequence analysis; DNA


  • Operation: Analysis; Visualisation; Comparison; Gene prediction; Sequence comparison; Prediction and recognition; Sequence analysis
  • Software interface: Graphical user interface
  • Language: Java
  • Operating system: Linux; Mac OS X
  • License: Other
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: 0.94
  • Credit: Marie Curie Fellowship; The European Commission; Wenner-Gren Foundation; Wellcome Trust.
  • Contact: niclas.jareborg _at_
  • Collection: -


Jareborg N, Durbin R "Alfresco--a workbench for comparative genomic sequence analysis." Genome Res. 2000; 10(8):1148-57
PMID: 10958633
PMCID: PMC310917

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