A protein alignment scoring system sensitive at all evolutionary distances


Protein sequence alignments generally are constructed with the aid of a “substitution matrix” that specifies a score for aligning each pair of amino acids. Assuming a simple random protein model, it can be shown that any such matrix, when used for evaluating variable-length local alignments, is implicitly a “log-odds” matrix, with a specific probability… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00160485