Version 2.5.1

Thank you to everyone who wrote letters of support last year for our application to the BBSRC, we should hear the outcome in the next couple of months.

We are now applying to the Wellcome Trust to renew funding to support Jalview's use in biomedical sequence analysis, including interpretation of genomic variation and long read RNA data (e.g. Nanopore) at the protein coding level. If you would like Jalview to continue to develop and be supported then please take a few minutes to write us a support letter saying how you use Jalview in your research/teaching.

Write as a PDF including your institution's heading and send to: by Friday 22nd March 2019.

Thank you!

Version Date: 

New Features


Issues Resolved

  • Alignment prettyprinter doesn't cope with long sequence IDs
  • clustalx colourscheme colours Ds preferentially when both D+E are present in over 50% of the column
  • nucleic acid structures retrieved from PDB do not import correctly
  • More columns get selected than were clicked on when a number of columns are hidden
  • annotation label popup menu not providing correct add/hide/show options when rows are hidden or none are present
  • Stockholm format shown in list of readable formats, and parser copes better with alignments from RFAM.
  • CSV output of consensus only includes the percentage of all symbols if sequence logo display is enabled


  • annotation panel disappears when annotation is hidden/removed


  • Alignment view not redrawn properly when new alignment opened where annotation panel is visible but no annotations are present on alignment
  • pasted region containing hidden columns is incorrectly displayed in new alignment window
  • Jalview slow to complete operations when stdout is flooded (fix is to close the Jalview console)
  • typo in AlignmentFrame->View->Hide->all but selected Rregions menu item.
  • inconsistent group submenu and Format submenu entry 'Un' or 'Non'conserved
  • Sequence feature settings are being shared by multiple distinct alignments
  • group annotation not recreated when tree partition is changed
  • double click on group annotation to select sequences does not propagate to associated trees
  • Mac OSX specific issues:
    • exception raised when mouse clicked on desktop window background
    • Desktop menu placed on menu bar and application name set correctly
    • sequence feature settings not wide enough for the save feature colourscheme button