Enhance Your Website with the Plasmid Viewer Add-On
The emergence of synthetic biology, and the ability to search for and research specific DNA sequences online, is very important for the advancement of the field of genetic engineering. However, with the current structure of most websites, it can be a headache just reading and trying to understand the sequences and features. Due to its large scope, websites such as NCBI are not very polished, and sequences are displayed as a scramble of monochromatic letters, making it hard to visualize the sequence you are searching for. The style of simply listing annotations makes it very difficult to find the specific features you are looking for in a sequence as well, as you can see in this example of the pET28a gene as displayed on NCBI:
Genome Compiler has recently introduced the Plasmid Viewer, a free website add-on that will greatly enhance the experience of viewing genetic sequences online for users. Unlike the traditional format currently used on most websites, the Plasmid Viewer displays sequences and annotations in an easy to comprehend, interactive format that you can adjust to fit your preferences. Users can also filter the feature and annotations using the annotation layers menu or the annotation summary table, a list of the annotations inside the sequences. For example, this is the same pET28a gene as above, now shown in the Plasmid Viewer:
Along with the sequence view, the Plasmid Viewer includes the circular view typically only found within DNA software platforms. The interactive circular view enables you to travel to various regions of the sequence you are viewing with ease. Furthermore, the Plasmid Viewer brings the advanced display found within the Genome Compiler platform to other websites.
Embedding the Plasmid Viewer into your website is simple and FREE. Click here to learn how.