Plasmid a genetic structure in a cell that can replicate independently of the chromosomes, typically a small circular DNA strand in the cytoplasm of a bacterium or protozoan. Plasmids are much used in the laboratory manipulation of genes.
Biotech scientists need to deal with plasmid almost everyday in their Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Labii ELN & LIMS is now providing plasmid related functions to facilitate research.
Labii currently provide these widgets:
Molecular Biology Suite
View map of a plasmid
Molecular Biology Suite
Open Vector Editor
Build / Edit plasmid map
Use the widget (Files, File, Files (No Preview)) to display the map of a *.gb in circular or linear format. GenBank (*.gb) is a plaintext format for storing DNA data as character sequences. Read here for more details.
See the sequence of a feature
Update the sequence of a feature
Manage all properties
Manage protein translations
Manage cut sites
To use this function, follow these steps:
Add a section with widget Open Vector Editor
Paste sequences or import sequence from a *.gb, *.ape, etc.
Add or change features. Left panel shows the Circular or Linear Map, the right panels shows the Text Map. Text map shows DNA sequence, translation, and features as text-based graphics.
Click Fullscreen to view the editor at full screen
Click Standalone to view the editor in a standalone view. The Standalone view will only show this widget and provide all space to working on the widget.
Sequence can be create via importing *.gb, *.gbk, *.ape files.
To do that:
File -> Import sequence
Sequence can be exported from
File -> Export sequences
Teselagen JSON file
Add a plasmid editor widget and you can starting load sequence and see the features at the real time. All the feature will be loaded automatically and the sequence can be changed on the right side of the panel.
Select a sequence and right click to change / delete / create a feature.
All features are summarized in the tab of Features. You have the option to change the color, name, type, strand.
To reach that:
Click the Properties on the right side panel
Select a feature
Click New to create a new feature
Click Edit to edit the current selected feature
Click Delete to remove a feature
All cut sites will be listed under Cutsites. See the picture bellow.
The size of the DNA fragment can be viewed at the virtual digest.