GENESV service is designed to facilitate calculation of sequence alignmets between a given sequence (query) and a library of provided sequences. Calculations are performed using Smith-Waterman algorithm.
For GENESV processing all sequences (query sequence and a library) should be nucleic acid sequences entered in FASTA format.
A sequence in FASTA format begins with a single-line description, followed by lines of sequence data. The description line is distinguished from the sequence data by a greater-than (">") symbol in the first column (see an example below): >gi|9626685|ref|NC_001477.1| Dengue virus 1 AGTTGTTAGTCTACGTGGACCGACAAGAACAGTTTCGAATCGGAAGCTTGCTTAACGTAGTTCTAACAGT TTTTTATTAGAGAGCAGATCTCTGATGAACAACCAACGGAAAAAGACGGGTCGACCGTCTTTCAATATGC TGAAACGCGCGAGAAACCGCGTGTCAACTGTTTCACAGTTGGCGAAGAGATTCTCAAAAGGATTGCTTTC AGGCCAAGGACCCATGAAATTGGTGATGGCTTTTATAGCATTCCTAAGATTTCTAGCCATACCTCCAACA GCAGGAATTTTGGCTAGATGGGGCTCATTCAAGAAGAATGGAGCGATCAAAGTGTTACGGGGTTTCAAGA AAGAAATCTCAAACATGTTGAACATAATGAACAGGAGGAAAAGATCTGTGACCATGCTCCTCATGCTGCT GCCCACAGCCCTGGCGTTCCATCTGACCACCCGAGGGGGAGAGCCGCACATGATAGTTAGCAAGCAGGAA AGAGGAAAATCACTTTTGTTTAAGACCTCTGCAGGTGTCAACATGTGC
References:  Smith, T. F., Waterman, M. S. (1981). Identification of common molecular subsequences. J Mol Biol 147(1), 195-197.