General musings from the MacVector team about sequence analysis, molecular biology, the Mac in general and of course your favorite sequence analysis app for the Mac!

MacVector 16: Our latest release takes automatic sequence annotation to a whole new level

MacVector 16, our latest release, makes beautiful plasmid maps easier, and accurate de novo assembly achievable on your own desktop.

Scan for Missing Features workflow v2

Scan for.. Missing Features: Sequences are automatically scanned and missing features displayed. A simple right-click converts them to a permanent feature. Even blank sequences will be displayed fully annotated with common features. You can even add your own proprietary features.

Unified Feature Editor: A new editor combines the GenBank data and graphical appearance into a single dialog for simpler editing.

Batch Translation using Applescript: Produce individual protein sequences, or FASTA files with all translated CDS regions from a folder of DNA/mRNA/cDNA sequences.

SPAdes: de novo assembly: This new algorithm offers support for mixed assemblies (e.g. Illumina, PacBio and Oxford Nanopore in the same assembly), has a smaller RAM footprint than Velvet and typically produces longer contigs.

How to upgrade to MacVector 16.0

If you have active maintenance and are running MacVector 15.5.4 or later then you should have been notified about the new release. However, due to installer changes the preferred upgrade path is to directly download the installer of MacVector 16.0. To install this version, you must have a maintenance contract that was active on 1st September, 2017. You must also be running MacVector 15.5.4 and OS X 10.7 or later.

If you have an older version of MacVector then download the trial and request an upgrade quote.

Even if you have downloaded the trial in the past then downloading a new trial will give you a fresh 21 days to evaluate MacVector.

When a trial license expires it becomes MacVector Free. So if you decide against upgrading then you can just delete the trial license and easily go back to your current version. It’s risk free as MacVector files are backwards compatible.

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