July 21, 2012 in Software (F)
[prMac.com] Cambridge, United Kingdom - MacVector, Inc. has just released MacVector 12.6; a major update with many new and enhanced features that further simplifies DNA and protein sequence analysis for all molecular biologists. This release has a brand new interactive tool for designing primers, QuickTest Primer, which redefines the ease and flexibility with which you can design primers. You can view secondary structure in real time as you enter a primer sequence and add restriction sites or mismatches for site directed mutagenesis whilst viewing the modified translated sequence.
MacVector 12.6 also supports importing annotation from genome browsers with support of GFF, GFF3, and BED files to annotate blank sequences.
The reference assembly additions to Assembler has continued to be improved with major performance enhancements for displaying large assemblies and the ability to import existing BAM/SAM and ACE alignments for display. Visualization of reference assemblies has been improved with interactivity between contigs and reference contigs as well as SNPs being annotated to the contigs as well as being shown in the SNP report.
MacVector 12.6 is fully supported on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), Leopard and Snow Leopard.
MacVector, Inc's President, Dr. Kevin Kendall, said "QuickTest Primer completely changes the way primers can be designed on a computer. It simplifies primer design by showing your primer and its statistics in realtime. Does your primer have a hairpin? Nudge it along your template until the hairpin goes. Want to add a restriction site? Then add one and again nudge your primer to optimize the oligo. Want to see how a CDS translation is affected by your modified primer? View both the original and modified amino acid sequence alongside your primer."
MacVector, Inc. was formed at the beginning of 2007 to develop, support and sell MacVector and Assembler. An easy to use sequence analysis application for molecular biologists. MacVector has offices in the US and the UK, along with distributors in Japan, Taiwan and Australia. Copyright (C) 2012 MacVector, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.