Is GeneJockey II copy protected?

Mark Siddall mes at zoo.toronto.edu
Fri May 27 23:59:06 EST 1994

In article <1994May27.193133.15843 at ousrvr.oulu.fi> ojtv at sun3.oulu.fi (Olli Vuolteenaho) writes:
>The subject line says it all (we are planning to buy GeneJockey II,
>but won't do it if it's been made copy-protected or otherwise crippled).

GeneJockey II can be copied over and over again.  I use it here and we have 
it installed on 3 different Macs in our lab.  (You must buy it of course).
As an aside, I highly reccomend it!  Very easy to use.  Many useful options 
for pair or multiple alignments.  Sequence contigs provided.  By-eye 
alignments possible even after alignment by algorithm.  Clustal included.
Reasonably fast.  User-defined colorcoding of bases/aminoacids.
Allows searches for restriction sites and searches for suitable probe or primer 
sites (including allowing you to specify the relative GC richness and
automatic avoidance of internal complementarity or 5'/3' problems).

It tends to over-estimate the time needed to process a multiple alignment
by Clustal (better than underestimating).  Multiple fonts allowed.
Cut and paste options very useful and if you paste in a sequence
downloaded from Genbank (for example) you can have it automatically
clean up the sequence (i.e., removing numbers and other unwanted characters
in the sequence).

Very much worth the investment.


Mark E. Siddall            "In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning.
mes at vims.edu                    Yelling works better."     - C. Ozick
Virginia Inst. Marine Sci.
Gloucester Point, VA, 23062

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