101 things you (maybe) didn’t know about MacVector: #10 – Displaying Amino Acids As Triple Letter Codes In Translations

Following on from my last post about turning on translations in the sequence Editor, I thought I should point out how to display amino acid translations using the 3-letter code rather than the default single-letter code. I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time remembering that “W” is the single-letter IUPAC code for tryptophan, whereas “Trp” is pretty obvious. To get to the setting, choose MacVector | Preferences to open up the preferences dialog. Switch to the Text View tab and click on the three button in the Characters group;


When you close the Preferences window, or click Apply, any open windows will update to show the new settings. So, the sequence Editor will show the three letter codes;


…and any annotated text windows will also show the 3 letter codes;


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