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Bug#587189: ITP: python-nast -- alignment of short DNA sequences

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Steffen Moeller <steffen_moeller@gmx.de>

* Package name    : python-nast
  Version         : 1.1
* URL             : http://pynast.sf.net
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : alignment of short DNA sequences

 The package provices a reimplementation of the Nearest Alignment 
 Space Termination tool in python. It was prepared for next generation
 Given a set of sequences and a template alignment, PyNAST will align the
 input sequences against the template alignment, and return a multiple
 sequence alignment which contains the same number of positions (or
 columns) as the template alignment. This facilitates the analysis of new
 sequences in the context of existing alignments, and additional data
 derived from existing alignments such as phylogenetic trees. Because
 any protein or nucleic acid sequences and template alignments can be
 provided, PyNAST is not limited to the analysis of 16s rDNA sequences.
 Since version 1.1, PyNAST no longer exactly matches the output
 of the origianl NAST program. Instead it focuses on getting better
 alignments. Users who wish to exactly match the results of NAST should
 download PyNAST 1.0.
 PyNAST: a flexible tool for aligning sequences to a template
 alignment. J. Gregory Caporaso, Kyle Bittinger, Frederic D. Bushman,
 Todd Z. DeSantis, Gary L. Andersen, and Rob Knight. January 15, 2010,
 DOI 10.1093/bioinformatics/btp636. Bioinformatics 26: 266-267.

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