QPalma is an alignment tool targeted to al … QPalma is an alignment tool targeted to align spliced reads produced by Next Generation sequencing platforms such as Illumina Solexa or 454. QPalma aligns short reads to the genomic sequences in an optimal way according to its underlying algorithm and trained parameters. It creates an alignment using dynamic programming (written in C++), and returns the alignment in a psl like format. The algorithms computes optimal local alignments, so if no alignment has been found it is because no alignment got a sufficiently high alignment score. t got a sufficiently high alignment score.