In article <312B5932.7030 at purdue.edu>, Rick Westerman <westerm at purdue.edu>
> > What program should I use in GCG if I want to calculate molecular weight
> > of some nucleotide sequence? (for example oligo)
>> I have defined a symbol called "peptideweight" (for VMS):
>> PEPTIDEW*EIGHT == "$GENUTIL:PEPTIDESORT/ENZ= "
>> For the UNIX version you could define an appropriate symbol or just run
> the PeptideSort program manually.
>> As an aside to Peter: Telling a person to run a program that they don't
> have (e.g. "nip") isn't very useful.
Equally, it is not particularly helpful to suggest using Peptidesort to
calculate the MW of a nucleotide sequence.
A good approximation for the MW of nucleotides is 330 per base, or 660 per
base-pair for d.s. DNA. That should be OK for most purposes.
Julian Parkhill - J.Parkhill at bham.ac.uk
CRC Laboratories, Inst. of Cancer Studies, Medical School,
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TJ, U.K.
Disclaimer: If I thought anybody gave a damn about my opinions....