sequence analysis apps for home...

Harry Mangalam mangalam at home.com
Tue Nov 23 01:57:03 EST 1999

This has probably been answered, but here are some of my choices...
It depends on what you want to do of course, but if you want teh most bang
for very little buck, yo umight try:

For Mac: DNAStrider 1.3 - $200  from it's author, Christian Marck [ +
clustalx].  It's relatively old, it's somewhat limited in what it can do,
but for plasmid maps and basic sequence analysis / pattern matching, it
can't be beat for ease of use; I suspect more sequence has been processed
by Strider than by any other program short of BLAST.

For win32, DNATools [+ GeneDoc] is about your only choice for a cheap
There was another app like DNATools mentioned here not too long ago, out of
North Carolina, but I can't for the life of me remember its name...

For linux/unix, 'tacg' (not a GUI) [+ clustalx + fasta + cloneit] may suit
your needs.

Or, for the daring / cutting edge/ dancing-in-the-dragon's-jaws types among
you, try Don Gilbert's java SeqPup, which should run on anything and IS
free and IS a GUI.  see http://iubio.bio.indiana.edu/ and look for SeqPup.

Just my 2 cents.


dietmar.schlote at medizin.uni-halle.de wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm looking for a freeware or shareware program to analyze
> nucleotide sequences at home. Any advices?
> Thanks a lot,
> Toni


Harry J Mangalam -- (949) 856 2847 -- mangalam at home.com

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