glam2format - converts GLAM2 motifs to FASTA or MSF format
glam2format [options] my_format my_motif.glam2
Formats: fasta, msf.
glam2format reads in a motif found by glam2, and writes it in a
standard alignment format (FASTA-with-gaps or MSF). This enables the
alignment to be passed to third-party software, including graphical
visualization tools such as Kalignvu, Boxshade, and WebLogo. On the
other hand, not all the motif information is preserved: in particular,
the key positions are lost. Only the top motif in glam2 output is
OPTIONS (DEFAULT SETTINGS)
Output file (stdout).
Make a compact alignment. By default, residues that are inserted
between key positions are written as unaligned with each other.
This best reflects glam2´s intention, but it can make the alignment
large and full of gaps. With -c, inserted residues are written as
arbitrarily aligned with each other, just as they appear in the
Sequence file to make a “global” alignment by adding flanking
sequences from the original FASTA-format sequence file. The
flanking sequences will be written as either unaligned with each
other or arbitrarily aligned, depending on the -c option. The
sequences should have unique names and their order should be
boxshade(1), glam2(1), glam2mask(1), glam2-purge(1), glam2scan(1)
The full Hypertext documentation of GLAM2 is available online at
http://bioinformatics.org.au/glam2/ or on this computer in
If you use GLAM2, please cite: MC Frith, NFW Saunders, B Kobe, TL
Bailey (2008) Discovering sequence motifs with arbitrary insertions and
deletions, PLoS Computational Biology (in press).
Author of GLAM2.
Author of GLAM2.
Charles Plessy <email@example.com>
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The source code and the documentation of GLAM2 are released in the