Category Archives: Tutorials

MacVector 12.5 workshop at Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center

If you are a user of MacVector or have any interest in sequence analysis for molecular biologists then you may be interested to know that there’s a workshop about MacVector at MSKCC this Wednesday open to MSKCC faculty, students and researchers. When: Wednesday February 8 from 11:00 to 12:30 Where: Room RRL B20 “Dr Kevin […]

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MacVector 12.5 workshop at Rockefeller

If you are a user of MacVector or have any interest in sequence analysis for molecular biologists then you may be interested to know that there’s two workshops about MacVector at The Rockefeller University this Tuesday open to all Rockefeller faculty, students and researchers. When: Tuesday. Feb. 7, 2012 at 10:00 – 11:30 and 1:00 […]

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Useful help resources for learning MacVector

MacVector is designed to be easy to use. However, there’s a great amount of functionality in there. So if you are new to using MacVector or you’ve recently upgraded from an older version then you might be interested to know that we have some downloadable resources to help you. The first one, which we recommend […]

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Aligning primers against a template sequence

A common request, especially in our recent survey, is to align existing primer sequences against a template sequence. There are many ways to do this in MacVector, depending on what your requirements are Using the Find dialog For quickly finding a single primer in a sequence the Find dialog is the first point of call. […]

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Creating your own subsequence library of primers

As mentioned in a recent post MacVector has a powerful feature called Subsequence searches. This function allows you to keep a library of sequence pattern matches, using a powerful nomenclature with up to three parts, and quickly scan protein and nucleic acid sequences with this library. .Although MacVector ships with a number of collections of […]

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Gateway and TOPO Cloning with MacVector

Here at MacVector we always try to listen to our end users when deciding what functionality to add to new versions. The more users that request a new feature, the more likely it is to get to the top of the list. One item that recently reached the top of our list was support for […]

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Auto Annotation in MacVector 11

Have you ever got that plasmid back from the sequencing facility as a bare sequence with no annotations? Or downloaded that vector from from the vendors site to find its only available in a fasta format with no features? Or maybe your collaborators send you poorly annotated sequences. Maybe your lab-mate uses MacVector but insists […]

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Alignments in MacVector

Update 19 August 2013: We’ve added support for Muscle and T-Coffee to the MSA editor We get a lot of comments and questions from users on the various alignment functions in MacVector. They say there’s more than one way to skin a cat (not that I’ve done that – I have skinned a catfish, but […]

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