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SnapGene is the molecular biology software that is easier to use than pen and paper. With SnapGene, annotating features in a DNA sequence is easy. The SnapGene format matches GenBank standards but adds options such as color, directionality, and segments. Coding sequences are translated so that you can visualize codons, track amino acid numbering, and check reading frames for gene fusions. Features can be imported from another file, or automatically annotated from a customizable list.
SnapGene highlights restriction sites in a clear way, automatically marking sites blocked by methylation. Simple controls allow you to choose useful enzyme sets such as "Unique Cutters", or to define custom enzyme sets and preferred suppliers. Informative tool tips provide key data.It also offers tools for designing and visualizing primers. SnapGene uses rigorous thermodynamic algorithms to calculate melting temperatures and duplex alignments.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.0 includes multiple alignment to a reference sequence, new controls in enzymes view, updated restriction enzyme data, and enhanced menus.