1. Main Features
- Support for common DNA sequence file formats, such as GenBank and ApE
- In-Fusion cloning tool creates seamless gene fusions
- Gibson Assembly inserts fragments into a plasmid without the use of restriction enzymes
- Automatic documentation records all of the steps in your cloning project
2. Software Overview
GSL Biotech SnapGene is a molecular biology program used to document DNA sequences. It is similar to SnapGene Viewer, which is free, but does not offer the same advanced features as SnapGene. Both programs are available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
SnapGene provides tools that allow you to plan, visualize, and document all of your molecular biology procedures. The program's In-Fusion cloning tool simulates gene fusions of your selected DNA fragments. As you work, SnapGene highlights DNA restriction sites, automatically marking sites blocked by methylation, and allows you to choose or define custom enzyme sets.
SnapGene can import and export a variety of common DNA sequencing file formats, such as ApE, Gene Construction Kit, GenBank, DNASTAR Lasergene, and MacVector. The application enables you to browse large DNA sequences and quickly navigate chromosomes with the help of intelligent searching and zooming controls. As you perform all these functions, SnapGene automatically records each step in your cloning project, every time you edit a sequence or perform a simulation, the procedure is logged in a graphical history.
SnapGene is an impressive application for handling molecular biology procedures. It provides an array of useful DNA sequence analysis tools and supports a variety of common file formats. GSL Biotech SnapGene is a great laboratory resource that will aid you in your visualization and analysis of DNA sequences.
3. Supported File Types
|1||.AB1||DNA Electropherogram File|
|2||.ABI||DNA Chromatogram File|
|3||.CM5||Clone Manager File|
|4||.DNA||SnapGene DNA File|
|5||.FA||FASTA Formatted Sequence File|
|6||.FASTA||FASTA Sequence File|
|7||.PD4||Clone Manager Primer File|
|8||.PDW||pDRAW32 DNA File|
|9||.PX5||Clone Manager Primer Collection File|
|10||.SBD||DNASTAR SeqBuilder File|
|11||.SCF||DNA Sequence Chromatogram File|
|12||.SEQ||DNA Sequence Text File|
|13||.XDNA||DNA Strider Sequence File|
Updated: September 7, 2018