Read and write DNA strands
- Makes it easy to clone DNA
- Lots of powerful features for examining and cloning fragments
- Highly complex
- Requires specialised DNA knowledge to understand jargon
Serial Cloner is an application that allows you to read and write files DNA sequences that conform to the FASTA and pDRAW32 format. It is therefore an extremely powerful piece of software that will only be of interests to scientists and science-biology students. The program includes a whole host of mapping options such as genetic maps, fragment viewers and a virtual PCR. All the tools you need to analyze and manipulate your DNA sequences are available in a very simple and easy to read all-in-one-window. You can numerically select fragments and carry out calculations of peptides which I have no idea about but certainly look impressive. Obviously, the main aim of the program is to provide an easy way to clone DNA - a task which it does very well and mainly just using a graphical interface. Many of the program's tools will only be familiar to scientists and academics but there's also a web browser for the direct import of NCBI and EMBL entries.
A highly complex and powerful tool that could make your DNA cloning a lot easier and cheaper than in the lab.