WebCutter: On-line Restriction Analysis
Maxwell Heiman BR 1997
maxwell at morpheus.cis.yale.edu
Tue Aug 8 13:27:46 EST 1995
I'd like to invite everyone to try WebCutter, a WWW-based program to
restriction-map DNA sequences, at:
I think you will find it a useful tool for generating restriction maps.
Because it is a part of the WWW its enzyme database is kept
automatically up-to-date, it can be accessed from any internetted
terminal, and it puts at your disposal the extensive sequence libraries
available on the web.
Webcutter can performs full analyses, single out those enzymes
with unique sites, or list those that cut any specific number of times. The
database can be limited to any set of enzymes you choose, or to those with
sites of a given length, or it can be set to include all commercially
The analysis can be returned as a sequence print-out with sites marked,
as a table of sites sorted alphabetically by enzyme, or as a table
ordered sequentially by position of site.
I think you will find WebCutter a versatile and convenient tool. Please
use it with caution, though: It has only been tested in moderation, and
may still be a little buggy. However, email to me any bugs you discover,
and they will be IMMEDIATELY repaired (and I'll give you credit for your
Let me know what you think. Enjoy!
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