Dear Sequin users,
We have recently released a new version of Sequin, the sequence
submission/editing tool from NCBI, for all platforms.
The current version of Sequin is now 2.14
Please refer to the Sequin home page at:
for the latest developments, new questions in the Frequently Asked
Questions section, and the most recent version of the help
documentation. The home page also contains a link to the new and much
improved version of the Sequin Quick Guide, a step-by-step description
of how to prepare your Sequin submission, a must-read for all new and
seasoned Sequin users.
What was changed for Sequin version 2.14?
. Network Entrez, an NCBI tool for accessing bibliographic, sequence, and
structure records is now fully integrated into Sequin. As before, users
can download sequences from Entrez to view or to edit and resubmit to the
databases. Now, users can also view any type of record on demand from within
Sequin. Users are reminded that they can only update their own records this
. PowerBLAST, a version of the client for the popular BLAST software
for sequence comparisons, is now available from within Sequin. Users
can compare their sequence to sequences in the nucleotide and protein
databases and view the from results within Sequin.
. A new algorithm is now used to calculate global sequence alignments.
You can have Sequin calculate and display the alignment between a
sequence in the record and another sequence in a file. In the sequence
editor, select the option "Align with" under the Edit menu.
. Sequin will now recognize sequence alignments which have been saved in
NEXUS Interleaved and NEXUS Contiguous formats. Examples of these formats
are in the Sequin help documentation.
. Records can now be viewed with two new Display Formats, Summary and Sequence.
Summary format shows the range of any sequence alignments in the record.
Sequence format shows the sequence(s) in the record along with any
. The location of certain menu items has been changed. All features
and descriptors are now accessed from the Annotate menu.
. A variety of minor bugs have been fixed (affecting all platforms).
Please do not hesitate to let us know (info at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
if you have any questions or comments.
francis, for the sequin development team.
| B.F. Francis Ouellette
| GenBank Coordinator
||francis at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov