EMBOSS is an acronym for European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite. EMBOSS is a free Open Source software analysis package specially developed for the needs of the bioinformatics user community. The software automatically copes with data in a variety of formats and even allows transparent retrieval of sequence data from the web. Also, as extensive libraries are provided with the package, it is a platform to allow other scientists to develop and release software in true open source spirit. EMBOSS also integrates a range of currently available packages and tools for sequence analysis into a seamless whole.
- Latest release version: EMBOSS Release 6.5.0 (2012-07-15)
- Rice P, Longden I, Bleasby B (2000). EMBOSS: The European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite. Trends in Genetics, 16(6):276-277.