To create new sequences related to locally-stored sequences

See the following topics to learn how to create new sequences…


To create a new sequence related to a currently-open sequence:

  1. (optional) Choose a portion of sequence (e.g., by clicking on a feature). Otherwise, the entire sequence will be used.
  1. Use the options in the Sequence > New Sequence sub-menu to create a new sequence project that uses the selection (or the entire sequence) as a starting point.

Menu option Description
Translate To open the translation of the currently selected nucleotide sequence as a new, unnamed SeqBuilder protein project. The currently selected genetic code is used in the translation. If the range of sequence to be translated was selected by clicking on a feature, then the /codon_start qualifier for that feature will be used to determine the starting frame of the translation, and the feature name will be used to determine the name of the translated sequence. For information on using translations with features, see Edit information about a feature.
Forward To open a copy of the currently selected nucleotide sequence as a new, untitled SeqBuilder Project.
Back Translate To open the back-translation of a selected portion of nucleotide sequence in a new, untitled SeqBuilder Pro window. The currently selected genetic code is used in the translation.
Reverse To open the reverse of the currently selected nucleotide sequence in a new, untitled SeqBuilder Pro window.
Reverse Complement To open the reverse complement of the currently selected nucleotide sequence in a new, untitled SeqBuilder Pro window.
New Origin To open a copy of a circular nucleotide sequence in a new, untitled SeqBuilder Project, but with the current position or selection as the origin. Warning: If the sequence is linear, this command will append upstream nucleotides to the downstream end, thereby yielding an incorrect result.