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What can MacVector do for me?

Here’s what MacVector can do for your lab. Comparing sequences Whatever type of alignment your sequence needs, there’s a tool in MacVector. CRISPR Indel Analysis: Identify insertions and deletions following CRISPR editing of a target. Sequence assembly of NGS data against a reference genome or compare your sequencing against your new construct. Translated Multiple Sequence […]

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How to check the orientation of a ligated insert using MacVector’s Restriction Digest and Agarose Gel tools.

How to check the orientation of a ligated insert using MacVector’s Restriction Digest and Agarose Gel tools. Tweet

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Print Agarose Gel images with black bands on a white background

The new simulated agarose gel function in MacVector 14.5 creates photorealistic agarose gels that look just like the real thing. However, if you want to print a record of a gel on a laser printer, the standard white bands on a grey background are not always ideal, if for no other reason than it uses […]

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Controlling the realism of Agarose Gels

The default settings for the agarose gel display in MacVector generate a reasonable photorealistic simulation of an agarose gel. We have actually boosted the intensity of small bands quite significantly, and reduced their diffusion so that smaller bands show up a little more obviously and crisply than they might in real life. Even so, you […]

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