Compiling Clustal Omega 1.24 on CentOS 7


Clustal Omega is the latest addition to the Clustal family. It offers a significant increase in scalability over previous versions, allowing hundreds of thousands of sequences to be aligned in only a few hours. It will also make use of multiple processors, where present. In addition, the quality of alignments is superior to previous versions, as measured by a range of popular benchmarks.

Compilers and Libraries used

Compiling argtable-2.13

Compiling argtable-2.13 is very straightforward

% tar -zxvf argtable2-13.tar.gz
% cd argtable2-13
% ./configure --prefi=/usr/local/argtable2-13
% make
% make install 

Compiling Clustal Omega 1.24. You can download the source code from

% tar -zxvf clustal-omega-1.2.4.tar.gz
% cd clustal-omega-1.2.4
% ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/clustal-omega-1.2.4 CFLAGS='-I/usr/local/argtable2-13/include' LDFLAGS='-L/usr/local/argtable2-13/lib'
% make
% make install