In article <1o5444INNssu at bigguy.eng.ufl.edu>, jon at theta.ee.ufl.edu (Jon
>>> What's available in terms of freely available and commercial sequence
> analysis software? Also, how does one go about acquiring the GenBank
> database? Is there a FAQ on this subject?
> Jon Mellott
> (jon at alpha.ee.ufl.edu)
We are using MacVector DNA analyses software for the mac. I like it, does
sequence alignments, restriction enzyme site searches, ORF analyses, etc. -
pretty well anything you would want to do with a sequence, even search
Genbank on cd rom. Genbank/cd rom is available through the NIH, I am told
- we don't use MacVector for Genbank, we search NIH directly via TCP (it's
a free service, for now). The problem with MacVector is that it's
expensive - I don't know what the current pricing is but when we purchased
it, it was something like $2,000.
I would suggest that you poke around in IUBio Indiana or EMBL heidelberg,
both sites offer a lot of freely available software. Both are accesable
If you need anymore help, feel free to e-mail me.
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Manitoba
dotzlaw at ccu.umanitoba.ca