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Multi-Species Sequence Analysis

We be plundering the High Sequence Seas For the hidden Treasures of Conservation

About Mussa

Mussa is an N-way version of the FamilyRelations (which is a part of the Cartwheel project) 2-way comparative sequence analysis software. Given DNA sequence from N species, Mussa uses all possible pairwise comparions to derive an N-wise comparison. For example, given sequences 1,2,3, and 4, Mussa makes 6 2-way comparisons: 1vs2, 1vs3, 1vs4, 2vs3, 2vs4, and 3vs4. It then compares all the links between these comparisons, saving those that satisfy a transitivity requirement. The saved paths are then displayed in an interactive viewer.

Mussagl in action.


Currently, we provide two types of binary releases for Mussagl. The first is a development build and the second is a stable release build.

Development Builds - New builds are made as new features / bug fixes are implemented. Many times these builds will be stable, but from time to time, a new feature will break something. Please report any bugs you find and hopefully we will be able to fix the bug and make a new build in a timely fashion.

Stable Releases - Stable releases are made when milestones have been reached and has been tested by our various test users.

Source - The source is available as well. Compiling from source is currently the only way to get a Linux build. Binary versions maybe made available for Linux in the future, most likely Debian packages. See darcs section of the wiki for information on downloading the latest source.


Stable Releases:

Application Version Release Date License Mac OS X (Universal Binary) Windows XP (Binary) Source (Linux/Mac/Win) Version Control darcs tag
Mussagl 1.0.0 Nov. 1st, 2006 GPL v2 Download (.dmg) Win32 Installer Source (.tar.gz) darcs mussa_1.0.0


If you would like to contact us about Mussagl, feel free to e-mail one or both of us:

  • Diane Trout <diane (at)>
  • Brandon King <kingb (at)>


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