gel analysis software

Dr. Ernst Molitor UMT602 at
Tue Nov 19 15:28:28 EST 1996

In article <3290ADA9.3498 at>
Marc Ivemeyer <Marc.Ivemeyer at> writes:
>Does anybody know whether any software is available for analyzing scans
>of PAGE-gels or autoradiographies which is running under linux or unix?
>I would be very interested.
>Thanks M.I.
Ken Clark, Washington University, St. Louis, has written DNA-GUI, a
DNA graphical user interface. This extremely impressive program
reads graphical representations of gels (e.g., in TIFF format)
and (among other goodies) offers lane and band identification and, given
two or three marker lanes places appropriately, spatial normaliaztion of
gels, in addition to calculation of the molecular weights of all the
unknown bands. DNA-GUI is available in C source code (!) and runs under
X Window (X11R5 and - with a very minor modification - X11R6); the
WWW site for this fine tool (many thanks to Ken Clark an everybody
else involved in writing this program and making it available publicly!)
The sources (and the minor patch needed for Linux/X11R6) are also
available from
A Linux version can be found at
Best regards,
Ernst Molitor (ernst.molitor at
Institute for Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet Bonn
Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, D-53105 Bonn, FRG

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