Claire Kinlaw writes:
>As part of a team studying molecular genetics of coniferous trees, I
>am seeking advice about the purchase of software to analyze DNA and protein
>sequences and to perform database searches. At present, we access IG suite
>programs residing on a USDA VAX computer. As this is somewhat cumbersome,
>we are looking to purchase a system to reside in house that is both easy to
>use and versatile. We are particularly interested in advice from those with
>experience with Macintosh and Unix workstation systems. Thank you in advance
>for your help.
Shamelessly self servingly self citing, you might peek at the the
nanoreview I recently posted, available directly from me or by gopher
and/or WAIS to the biosci archives.
There are additional reviews on sequence analysis software, notably by
Peter Markiewicz, available from the Bio-archives. His review (titled
pm-macinmolbio.txt on the Indiana archives (ftp.bio.indiana.edu) has a very
good introduction and covers more ground than my review. I highly
Dan Jacobson (danj at welchgate.welch.jhu.edu) recently posted a more
extensive review of public domain primer/oligo analysis programs, including
chunks from their documentation. You can access this via gopher as well.
Harry Mangalam Vox:(619) 453-4100, x250
Dept of Biocomputing Fax:(619) 552-1546
The Salk Institute mangalam at salk-sc2.sdsc.edu
10010 N Torrey Pines Rd mangalam at salk-sgi.sdsc.edu
La Jolla CA 92037 mangalam at salk.bitnet