Definitions for "Consensus Sequence"
The nucleotides or amino acids most commonly found at each positions of the sequences of related molecules.
A sequence that represents the most prevalent nucleotide or amino acid at each site in a number of homologous sequences.
A single sequence delineated from an alignment of multiple constituent sequences that represents a "best fit" for all those sequences. A "voting" or other selection procedure is used to determine which residue (nucleotide or amino acid) is placed at a given position in the event that not all of the constituent sequences have the identical residue at that position.