November 15, 2014 in Software (F)
[prMac.com] Cambridge, United Kingdom - MacVector, Inc. has just released MacVector 13.5 for OS X. The latest release of MacVector has had a redesign and rewrite of existing tools to make comparing large sequences faster and to improve handling of NGS data. Additionally the new interface, introduced in MacVector 13.0, has had many "tweaks" in response to user feedback. Plus a continued approach to performance tuning has ensured this release of MacVector is faster than ever.
Improvements include enhancements to Align To Reference, which now handles circular sequences, and Align to Folder, which will scan large NGS datasets with a DNA or protein query. Both tools also allow you to extract matching reads into FASTQ files for further analysis or assembly. Assembler will compare the expression level of genes across different reference assemblies and the optimized Dot Plot tool now allows comparisons of bacterial genomes in just a few seconds. The graphics Symbol Editor and floating Graphics Palette have been rewritten in preparation for MacVector moving to a 64-bit architecture (due with MacVector 14.0).
The graphics Symbol Editor and floating Graphics Palette have been rewritten in preparation for MacVector moving to a 64-bit architecture (due with MacVector 14.0). The other main enhancements have been aimed at better handling of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) files, particularly with the Align To Folder and Assembler Velvet de novo assembly functionality. There has also been some code optimization to better handle the analysis of large genomic sequences, particularly noticeable with the Pustell Matrix "dot-plot" functionality.
MacVector, Inc's CEO, Dr. Kevin Kendall, said "With MacVector 13.5 we've addressed many of the problems facing users who are confronted with large sets of NGS sequencing reads, but are really just interested in a few genes. You are able to scan a related protein sequence against such a dataset to pick out reads for just that sequence, simplifying subsequent assembly. Furthermore a continued approach to performance tuning has ensured this release of MacVector is faster than ever."
MacVector 13.5 is fully supported on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. With our new online updating tool updating to MacVector 13.5 is easy too!
MacVector, Inc. was formed at the beginning of 2007 to develop, support and sell MacVector and Assembler. MacVector is an easy to use sequence analysis application for molecular biologists. Assembler is a desktop sequence assembly add-on for MacVector. MacVector has offices in the US and the UK, along with distributors in Japan, Taiwan and Australia. Copyright (C) 2007-2014 MacVector, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.