Version 4.3 details
Version 4.3 adds multiple new features including contig assembly, more flexible alignment tools, support for nicking endonucleases, and support for point features.
Linear or circular contigs can be assembled de novo from overlapping sequences or Sanger sequence traces.
Sequences to be aligned can now be imported in various ways. A portion of a multiple alignment can be extracted to generate a new multiple alignment, or an existing multiple alignment can be edited to add or remove alignments generated by different algorithms.
Nicking endonucleases can be displayed. When a selection spans from an end of a linear sequence to a nicking endonuclease site, that single-stranded region can be removed by pressing Delete.
Enzyme Site Highlighting
Commonly used enzyme sites can be highlighted in gold for quick identification.
Alignment Consensus Enhancements
Consensus sequences for multiple alignments have an improved format, and can now be copied or exported.
Stored Edits for Alignment to a Reference Sequence
By popular demand, when an alignment to a reference DNA sequence is edited by adjusting the endpoints of the aligned sequences, those edits are preserved and restored.
Feature Import from Other File Formats
Features can be imported into a DNA sequence from BED, GFF3, or GTF formats.
Import from UniProt
Protein sequence records can be imported from the UniProt database.
Import of Genome Compiler Projects
Genome Compiler project files (.gcproj) can now be opened directly in SnapGene. For construction project files, the construction histories are captured in History view.
Primer Addition Dates
When a primer is added to a file, the date is recorded. Primers can be sorted by Date Added.
Reading and Writing Alignment File Formats
SnapGene can import alignments to a reference sequence in SAM/BAM and Vector NTI® .cep formats, and can export alignments to a reference sequence in SAM/BAM formats.
Version 4.3.1 details
This version includes minor fixes and enhancements.