MatrixPlot: visualizing sequence constraints

Bioinformatics. 1999 Sep;15(9):769-70. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/15.9.769.


MatrixPlot is a program for making high-quality matrix plots, such as mutual information plots of sequence alignments and distance matrices of sequences with known three-dimensional coordinates. The user can add information about the sequences (e.g. a sequence logo profile) along the edges of the plot, as well as zoom in on any region in the plot.

Availability: MatrixPlot can be obtained on request, and can also be accessed online at http://www.


Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Nucleic Acids / chemistry
  • Proteins / chemistry*
  • Sequence Alignment*
  • Sequence Analysis, Protein
  • Software*


  • Nucleic Acids
  • Proteins