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What is an Alignment?


Different alignments assigned to the same species (eg. sequences of different genes) can be stored in one database. The name of the currently accessible alignment (ali_*) is shown in the 3rd broad rectangular button in the top area of the ARB_NT window.

The sequences themselves are not stored in the 'ali_*' field of a species, but in the subfield 'data' of 'ali_*' 'ali_*' is a container field: it holds no data except other data fields (like a directory in a file system).



There is a special alignment called 'ali_genom' which is used for full genome databases. It's called an alignment because it fits into our database structure, but it should NOT contain any gaps.