ForCon is a user-friendly software tool for the conversion of nucleic acid and amino acid sequence alignments. Many software packages for sequence alignment and the construction of evolutionary trees have implemented their own standard of saving and reading sequence alignments. To circumvent the labourious work of manually converting alignment formats with the use of a word processor, ForCon was developed and converts these formats automatically. ForCon is able to convert – in both ways, i.e. reading and writing - the following formats (or formats used by the following software packages): CLUSTAL, EMBL, FASTA, GCG/MSF, Hennig86, MEGA, NBRF/PIR, PAUP/Nexus, Parsimony Jackknifer, PHYLIP, TREECON. 

Raes, J., Van de Peer, Y. (1999) ForCon : a software tool for the conversion of sequence alignments. Embnet. News 6, 10-12..



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