We have just purchased Lasergene for Windows after many years of using
DNASTAR for DOS. It cost about $7500 for a 5-user Network version. Yes
it is expensive, but is probably the most comprehensive software package
available (for the PC anyway). It is also not without bugs (rather too
many for the price paid). However, there is not much you can do about
it - it is a captive market. Some of the other sequence analysis
software will do some things better than Lasergene, but none do as much.
It is especially good for sequence assembly, where no-one else can
touch it (except on the Mac and Unix). If you are serious about
sequence analysis and don't want to hobble together a bunch of smaller,
more limited programs, you just have to bite the bullet.
=======================================================================Peter J. Myler phone: (206) 284-8846x332
Seattle Biomedical Research Institute FAX: (206) 284-0313
4 Nickerson Street e-mail: MYLERPJ at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Seattle, WA 98109-1651