Searching and downloading sequences from Entrez

MacVector has integrated connectivity to the NCBI BLAST and Entrez databases. You can directly search Entrez for DNA or Protein sequences based on features, authors, keywords etc and directly download them into MacVector, complete with all features and annotations. Tweet

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Eastern Great Lakes workshop tour in February

The MacVector team will be touring the Eastern Great Lakes for a series of workshops in February. We will be running workshops in Rochester NY, Buffalo NY, Ypsilanti MI, Cleveland OH, Wooster OH, Columbus OH and Cincinnati OH. Monday, Feb. 5th 10:00 – 12:00 University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 2:00 – 4:00 University at Buffalo, […]

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Using MacVector’s Auto Annotate tool to annotate blank sequences.

  Have you ever been sent a plain unannotated sequence, or downloaded a sequence from Entrez and been disappointed as it doesn’t have the carefully curated graphical appearance of your favorite genes? Auto annotation solves both of these common problems. The basic idea is that you can scan the sequence against a folder containing a […]

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Adding a primer to MacVector’s Primer Database.

  MacVector’s Primer Database tool makes it easy to store your lab’s regular primers. It allows you to save and retrieve primers from the Primer Database from the Primer3 and Quicktest Primer tools. You can also scan sequences for potential primer binding sites. The Primer Database will also store tails and allow you to specify […]

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