April 19, 2014 in Software (F)
[prMac.com] Cary, North Carolina - MacVector, Inc. has just released MacVector 13; a major update with both new functionality and a new look.
Velvet has been added to the Assembler sequence assembly plugin. Velvet is designed for de novo assembly of data from short read sequencers. Along with the existing plugins, Phrap for older (Sanger) sequencing data and Bowtie for reference assembly, this gives the user great flexibility for assembling sequencing data in a single application.
The latest revision of the QuickTest Primer tool aids the introduction of new restriction sites around the primary binding site of the primer as well as displaying existing ones. It has visual representation of translationally silent and non silent mutations in those sites. A new tab in the Chromatogram sequence window displays the quality values and areas under each trace curve for each sequence residue in an exportable tab delimited format. MacVector 13 also has enhanced Applescript support for batch processing of sequences.
MacVector 13 has a muted interface to suit the look and feel of Mavericks and many windows and dialogs have been redesigned. The results windows are now tabbed to improve data visualization and reduce window clutter. A good proportion of the application has also been rewritten to suit current and future releases of OS X.
MacVector, Inc's President, Dr. Kevin Kendall, said "You deserve the best sequence analysis application and MacVector 13 will not disappoint! MacVector 13 has both new tools and a redesign. QuickTest Primer now makes it easy to introduce a new restriction site into your primer without affecting coding. It shows you any potential translationally silent new sites and with a mouse click you can add that new restriction site to your primer."
MacVector 13 is fully supported on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks to OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and is available through the MacVector website.
MacVector, Inc. was formed at the beginning of 2007 to develop, support and sell MacVector and Assembler. MacVector has offices in the US and the UK, along with distributors in Japan, Taiwan, Australia and Israel. MacVector is a desktop sequence analysis application for the Mac. Assembler is a desktop sequence assembly add on for MacVector. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.