DNA for Windows!
A small but powerful DNA sequence editing and analysis program for
Current shareware version: 2.2.1
Current version for registered users: 2.5.1
NEW - Registered users
should have recently received v. 2.5.1. If
you have registered and haven't received the update, please contact me.
NEW - Trial edition of
registered version available - see below.
Note: I can now accept credit card payments
through PayPal. Just click
on the button below & follow the instructions - you will be emailed
the registered version and all subsequent updates.
DNA for Windows is a compact, easy to use DNA analysis program, ideal
small-scale sequencing projects. It is particularly suited to
with chromatogram files from ABI machines, and is one of the few
able to edit as well as view these files. The program has
DNA translation and restriction enzyme analysis facilities, and works
external programs to produce multiple alignments and contigs with ease.
Figure 1. Main application with list of sequences (top
window) text-based analysis (middle window) and graphical analysis
- maximise one or view all three, making navigation easy.
and extracts sequences from text files.
of sequences - removal of 'junk' text, reverse, complement, trim,
analysis - custom groups of enzymes, only show enzymes that cut a
certainnumber of times.
DNA to protein - Choice of 1-, 3- or 6-frame; can calculate mass
of selected protein.
sequence alignment using interface to CLUSTALW program.
alignment - e.g. for 'tweaking' alignments.
assembly - using interface to CAP program.
of 1 or 2 sequences.
ABI Chromatogram Manipulation:
ABI chromatogram files.
with scalable X- and Y- axes (see figure 2), custom colours,
base calls, with a single mouse click.
with a second chromatogram - to quickly check base calls, or assemble
printing of chromatogram - auto scaling of peak heights, line
number of rows, etc.
Figure 2. Chromatogram view window.
View the README file for DNA for Windows
Download a fully
evaluation version (780 KB)
If you wish to perform multiple alignments you will also need to
download and install ClustalW from:
NEW - A trial edition of
registered version is available - This is identical to the registered
version but INTRODUCES RANDOM ERRORS INTO YOUR SEQUENCES, and is for
testing purposes only. Download trial
If you find the program useful, don't forget to register - you will
the latest version which already has a number of significant
over the evaluation version.
Contact the Author
Please try the program and let me know what you think - if you don't
me what's wrong with it I can't improve it!
Department of Biological Sciences, University
South Road, Durham.