[BiO BB] A question on Smith-Waterman algorithm

Skull Crossbones witch_of_agnessi at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 14 12:22:58 EDT 2006

Hello all,

In the SW algo. mismatches are given negative scores.
Does this mean I can not use an Identity Scoring
Matrix ( 1 for match and 0 for mismatch) for aligning
DNA sequences? Does the term "Mismatch" applies for
protein scoring matrices like PAM and BLOSUM

Thanks in advance

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