seaview - a multiplatform, graphical user interface for multiple sequence
alignment and molecular phylogeny.
is the program that starts the SeaView GUI.
SeaView is a graphical interface for multiple sequence alignment and molecular
phylogeny. It is able to read various alignment formats (MSF, CLUSTAL, FASTA,
PHYLIP, MASE, NEXUS) and the Newick tree format, and allows one to manually
edit the alignment, to run DOT-PLOT, CLUSTAL or MUSCLE programs to locally
improve the alignment, and also to compute, draw and edit phylogenetic trees.
If started from the command line with filename
as an argument, seaview
will open the alignment or tree stored in filename
and display/draw it
on screen. Filename can be in any of the mase, clustal, phylip, msf, fasta, or
nexus alignment formats or in the Newick tree format.
Suppresses double buffering for display. This should only
accelerate display on very slow systems.
Sets the font size to n.
holds the user´s configuration for
The program is fully documented online. Press the "help" button in the
main window. On Debian systems, the text template for SeaView´s help
can be found in /usr/share/doc/seaview/seaview.html
Two multiple alignment programs can be called from whithin SeaView:
(1) and clustalw
The home page of SeaView is http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/software/seaview.html.
SeaView usees some components of the PHYLIP package, see
If you use SeaView in a published work, please cite the following reference:
Galtier, N., Gouy, M. and Gautier, C. (1996) SeaView and Phylo_win, two
graphic tools for sequence alignment and molecular phylogeny. Comput. Applic.
Biosci., 12, 543-548.
- Upstream author of SeaView.
- Wrote this manpage in DocBook XML for the Debian distribution.
- Updated this manpage in DocBook XML for the Debian distribution.
Copyright © 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Manolo Gouy
Copyright © 1999 Stéphane Bortzmeyer
Copyright © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Charles Plessy
SeaView is released under the GNU General Public Licence, with a special
permission to use some source files from the PHYLIP package. Because these
files are used, you are not allowed generate revenue with SeaView.
You can redistribute and/or modify this manpage under same terms as SeaView
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License version 2
can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2