Biological informatics (bioinformatics) concerns the analysis and interpretation of various types of data including nucleotide and amino acid sequences, protein domains, and protein structures.
Informatics helps us to understand and organize different types of information,
and to see patterns in the information.
A wide variety of software and hardware applications are utilized in the
analysis and interpretation of informatics data. For example, the
alignment below was produced using ClustalW from EBI and visualized using
a new program called JalView.
MSA Using ClustalW of Homologues to
Intermediate Filament Sequences in Xenopus
Waterhouse, A.M., Procter, J.B., Martin, D.M.A, Clamp, M. and Barton, G.
J. (2009) "Jalview Version 2 - a multiple sequence alignment editor and