Explore our educational resources to advance your knowledge of SnapGene, cloning and core molecular biology procedures.

Getting Started with SnapGene

Master the basics of SnapGene with video tutorials.

SnapGene Tour: See How SnapGene Works
Learn how to plan, visualize and document molecular cloning procedures in SnapGene.
View and Annotate Your Plasmids, Sequences and Clones
Learn the key visualization features in SnapGene, how to create and customize annotated plasmid maps, and display features.
Working with Features
Learn how to create and edit DNA features with SnapGene and how to customize the automatic annotation of common features.
Working with Translations
Learn how SnapGene can help you to view and edit translated features, open reading frames (ORFs), and whole-sequence translations.
Create Primers and Simulate PCR
Learn how to use SnapGene to create primers and to simulate a PCR reaction.
Simulate Primer-Directed Mutagenesis
Learn how to use SnapGene to create mutagenic primers and simulate a mutagenesis reaction.
Aligning to a Reference DNA Sequence
Align DNA sequences with a reference sequence to verify a cloning or mutagenesis, or to align a cDNA to a chromosome.
Simulate Agarose Gel Electrophoresis
Learn how to simulate agarose gel electrophoresis to predict bands on a gel following restriction digest or PCR amplification.
Converting Vector NTI Files and Databases
Learn how to convert Vector NTI files and a Vector NTI database to a SnapGene collection.

Cloning Tutorials

Learn the steps required to perform the most common cloning techniques in SnapGene.

Restriction and Insertion Cloning
Learn how SnapGene can simulate conventional DNA cloning while helping you to visualize, control, and document every aspect of the process.
Gateway Cloning
Learn how SnapGene can simulate standard or MultiSite Gateway cloning.
Gibson Assembly
Learn how SnapGene can simulate Gibson Assembly to insert or assemble DNA fragments.
In-Fusion Cloning
Learn how SnapGene can simulate Clontech’s In-Fusion cloning to insert one or more DNA fragments into a plasmid.
TA Cloning
Learn how SnapGene can simulate TA cloning or Lucigen’s GC cloning.