{ "cells": [ { "cell_type": "markdown", "metadata": {}, "source": [ "# [5.1]() Glossary [edit]" ] }, { "cell_type": "markdown", "metadata": {}, "source": [ "**Table of Contents**\n", "0. [Pairwise alignment (noun)](#1)" ] }, { "cell_type": "markdown", "metadata": {}, "source": [ "\n", "## [5.1.1](#1) Pairwise alignment (noun) [edit]" ] }, { "cell_type": "markdown", "metadata": {}, "source": [ "\n", "A hypothesis about which bases or amino acids in two biological sequences are derived from a common ancestral base or amino acid. By definition, the *aligned sequences* will be of equal length with gaps (usually denoted with ``-``, or ``.`` for terminal gaps) indicating hypothesized insertion deletion events. A pairwise alignment may be represented as follows:" ] }, { "cell_type": "markdown", "metadata": {}, "source": [ "```\n", "ACC---GTAC\n", "CCCATCGTAG\n", "```" ] } ], "metadata": {}, "nbformat": 4, "nbformat_minor": 2 }