Any Recommendations For Software For Drawing Plasmid Maps?
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I want to draw a picture of a plasmid, something along the lines of this image. i have tried all of the free software i could find does anyone have any suggestions of software that would produce an image this good, preferably free but I'll pay if I have to.

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rchawdry ▴ 190

If you're willing to use HTML syntax, you can design something pretty close using http://angularplasmid.vixis.com.  It's free, open-source, and comes with plenty of examples of how to create what you're looking for.  See below for examples:

 

 

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The best-known software for this kind of task is commercial, namely DNASTAR's Lasergene Seqbuilder and Invitrogen's Vector NTI.

Free alternatives are e.g. Serial Cloner or the open-source software GENtle.

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Another open-source software alike is UGENE. It has plasmid annotation functions, restriction analysis, cloning framework, etc.

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Peter 5.9k

This is probably not what you are looking for, but if you want a hands on coding solution, Biopython's Genome Diagram can do something a bit like that. There is a basic example in the Tutorial, http://www.biopython.org/DIST/docs/tutorial/Tutorial.html#htoc196

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wstokes ▴ 40

SnapGene Viewer will do the trick:

http://www.snapgene.com/products/snapgene_viewer/

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Pasta ★ 1.3k

You got the free Web interface MGV2 which I find really easy to use and gives nice pics. Login as "guest" to give it a try

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Yogesh Pandit ▴ 500

PlasMapper does a pretty good job too

http://wishart.biology.ualberta.ca/PlasMapper/

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5heikki 9.7k

I'm surprised Circos hasn't been mentioned so far. The microbial genome recipe could be a good starting point..

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kapsakcj ▴ 80

Late to the post but........A great, but unfortunately paid option is Geneious. I used that in my thesis to make beautiful plasmid maps.

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brant • 0

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. You can easily copy and paste graphical 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: http://www.textco.com

Check it out!

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rutial ▴ 40

Another great free alternative is Genome Compiler

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cermak • 0

Try WebDSV, it is a free web app, cross-platform, no registration needed, GenBank file format compatible.

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Sapio Sciences Exemplar Electronic Lab Notebook (https://www.sapiosciences.com/electronic-lab-notebook-software-eln) bronze edition is free to academics and is a full featured ELN.

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