1. mtDNA nomenclature tool
•  mtDNA nomenclature tool is designed to provide users with automated alignment of mtDNA sequences and facilitated mtSNP calculation.
•  This tool sequentially performs range determination and mtSNP calculation for the input sequences followed alignment with the rCRS.
•  Parsimonious Smith-Waterman algorithm is used in this tool as an alignment method.
♦ File upload:          - Avaliable files :   *.txt,   *.fasta,   and   *.fas
♦ Please provide nucleotide sequence in FASTA format.
Maximum number of sequences :   control regon - 500 seq.   whole region - 50 seq.

2. Input format
•  mtDNA nomenclature tool supports only FASTA sequence format.
•  FASTA format contains a single header line providing the sequence name, and optionally a description, followed by lines of sequence data.
•  Sequences in FASTA format are preceded by a line starting with a ">" symbol.
•  The first word on this line is the name of the sequence. The rest of the line is a description of the sequence.
•  The remaining lines contain the sequence itself.
•  Gaps(-), spaces, numbers, tabs, and returns can be included  in the sequence as well, without any problems to run this tool.
Example sequence in FASTA format

Yonsei DNA Profiling Group
Department of Forensic Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine
50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 120-752, Korea