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bob1 on Sat Nov 24 07:41:17 2012 said:

Just get random sequence from anywhere (even create it yourself by using repeats) make sure that it is roughly the right size. Add your genes of interest/restriction sites, select them and then add them as features or use the restriction site tool to highlight the RE sites then draw the map...

ok, I see.
There is no option thus to generate random sequence with ape itself then.

I'll do it like that.



Gene Construction Kit® (GCK) is a useful tool for plasmid mapping, cloning simulation, and DNA analysis. It has been consistently reviewed as being one of the easiest to use applications for simulating multi-step cloning operations, and offers extensive flexibility in the graphical formatting of DNA sequences - and - generating those colorful, customized plasmid maps seen in publications (sample attached). You can easily copy and paste grapical maps from GCK to image editing programs, or even create hi-res PDF (Mac) or XPS (Win) exports from within the program. It's been around since the mid-90's, and was one of, if not "the very first software" for performing these types of graphical manipulations of DNA sequence data.


More information, and a free demo version is available from the website:


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