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Developer(s) Kazutaka Katoh
Stable release
7.299 / 28 June 2016; 11 months ago (2016-06-28)
Written in C
Operating system UNIX, Linux, Mac, MS-Windows
Type Bioinformatics tool
Licence Free for academic users
Website website

In bioinformatics, MAFFT is a multiple sequence alignment program for amino acid or nucleotide sequences.[1][2] The software is named after the acronym Multiple Alignment using Fast Fourier Transform after the major computational technique used by the method. MAFFT is freely available for academic use, without any warranty.[3]

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  1. ^ Katoh, Kazutaka; Misawa, Kazuharu; Kuma, Kei-ichi; Miyata, Takashi (2002). "MAFFT: a novel method for rapid multiple sequence alignment based on fast Fourier transform". Nucleic Acids Research. 30 (14): 3059–66. PMC 135756Freely accessible. PMID 12136088. doi:10.1093/nar/gkf436. 
  2. ^ Katoh, Kazutaka; Kuma, Kei-ichi; Toh, Hiroyuki; Miyata, Takashi (2005). "MAFFT version 5: improvement in accuracy of multiple sequence alignment". Nucleic Acids Research. 33 (2): 511–8. PMC 548345Freely accessible. PMID 15661851. doi:10.1093/nar/gki198. 
  3. ^ MAFFT license

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