A team from Spain and France provides details on a Transitive Consistency Score, or TCS, web server designed to assess multiple protein sequence alignments, including comparisons done in a phylogenetic context. The approach, which uses information from the stability of multiple sequence alignments to estimate local reliability of these alignments, appears to compare favorably with other alignment evaluation schemes, the study's authors argue.

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