MSAViewer: interactive JavaScript visualization of multiple sequence alignments

Bioinformatics. 2016 Nov 15;32(22):3501-3503. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw474. Epub 2016 Jul 13.


The MSAViewer is a quick and easy visualization and analysis JavaScript component for Multiple Sequence Alignment data of any size. Core features include interactive navigation through the alignment, application of popular color schemes, sorting, selecting and filtering. The MSAViewer is 'web ready': written entirely in JavaScript, compatible with modern web browsers and does not require any specialized software. The MSAViewer is part of the BioJS collection of components.

Availability and implementation: The MSAViewer is released as open source software under the Boost Software License 1.0. Documentation, source code and the viewer are available at information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.


MeSH terms

  • Programming Languages
  • Sequence Alignment*
  • Software*
  • Web Browser