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Microsoft Excel Implementation of the Smith-Waterman Sequence Alignment Algorithm

Posted in Uncategorized by rmt on March 5, 2010

This Microsoft Excel template implements the score table for the Smith-Waterman algorithm for local sequence alignment.

The Smith-Waterman algorithm performs a local sequence alignment. It is different from a semi-global alignment in that gaps are allowed throughout the sequences rather than only at the ends.

The table’s largest score values are highlighted in red. These values are the starting point for the traceback step.


Screenshot of the Smith-Waterman Algorithm Template in Microsoft Excel

Screenshot of the Excel template.

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Smith-Waterman Algorithm

(Works for Excel 2010, 2007, and 97-2003)

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