Progressive Multiple Alignments

- Most multiple alignments based on this approach

- Initial guess for a phylogenetic tree based on pairwise alignments

- Built progressively starting with most closely related sequences

- Follows branching order in phylogenetic tree

- Sufficiently fast

- Sensitive

- Algorithmically heuristic, no mathematical property associated with the alignment

- Biologically sound, it is common to derive alignments which are impossible to improve by eye