System Requirements

Operating System

MacVector 15.5 currently requires a 64 bit Mac running Mac OS X 10.7 or above, including macOS Sierra. MacVector does not run on Mac OS 9 ("Classic") or on Microsoft Windows based "PC" computers. MacVector for Windows is in development. See our compatibility table for a more comprehensive information.


Any 64 bit Macintosh computer capable of running Mac OS X 10.7 or later is sufficient to run MacVector. MacVector 15.5 no longer supports PowerPC computers.

If you intend to take advantage of the Assembler Next Generation Sequencing support and perform alignments of many millions of reads against entire genomes, we recommend that you use a machine with a minimum of 8 GB of RAM, with 16 GB or more being preferable. RAM is generally more important than raw CPU speed.






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Comparison of MacVector Editions

MacVector Cloning Edition

What has changed since my version?

What's New in MacVector?

Graphical Sequence Editing

Agarose Gel Simulation

Gateway and TOPO Cloning


Primer Design

DNA Analysis

Protein Analysis

Database Searching

Multiple Sequence Alignment

Sequence Confirmation

cDNA Alignment

System Requirements