supermatcher(1) Calculate approximate local pair-wise alignments of larger sequences


supermatcher -asequence seqall -bsequence seqset [-datafile matrixf] [-minscore float] -gapopen float -gapextend float [-width integer] [-wordlen integer] -outfile align [-errorfile outfile]
supermatcher -help



is a command line program from EMBOSS ("the European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite"). It is part of the "Alignment:Local" command group(s).


Input section

-asequence seqall

-bsequence seqset

-datafile matrixf

This is the scoring matrix file used when comparing sequences. By default it is the file 'EBLOSUM62' (for proteins) or the file 'EDNAFULL' (for nucleic sequences). These files are found in the 'data' directory of the EMBOSS installation.

-minscore float

Minimum alignment score to report an alignment.

Required section

-gapopen float

Default value: @($(acdprotein)? 10.0 : 10.0)

-gapextend float

Default value: @($(acdprotein)? 0.5 : 0.5)

Additional section

-width integer

Default value: 16

-wordlen integer

Default value: 6

Output section

-outfile align

-errorfile outfile

Error file to be written to for failed alignments Default value: supermatcher.error


Bugs can be reported to the Debian Bug Tracking system (, or directly to the EMBOSS developers (


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