Calling Macintosh users

Jim Woodgett jwoodget at
Tue Sep 19 08:43:44 EST 1995

In article <43m95v$ks9 at>, grggta at (Graham 
Atherton) writes:

> Do any Macintosh user's have advice as to a good Molecular 
> Biology- orientated software I could get for #200 sterling? eg 
> plasmid drawing? 
> I have only used PC up to now - the money is left over from the 
> purchase of our first Mac! 
> Alternatively are there any hardware gizmo's which could be useful in 
> a Mol. Bio. lab.? 
> Sorry if this is rather peripheral to this newsgroups interests, but it 
> is a good resource for canvassing Molecular Biologists advice. 

Spend it on buying DNA Strider (US$200).  You can get it by writing to 
Christian Marck, Service de Biochimie et de Genetique Moleculaire, Bat. 142, 
Centre d'Etudes de Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, CEDEX, France.

Strider is a great program which does all sorts of mol biol computations.  The 
only things it seriously lacks are a sequence comparison tool and a contig 
assembly tool but these are available elsewhere as free/shareware (Don 
Gilberts SeqPup suite).  Strider isn't PowerMac native but it runs just fine  
on all Macs including the 8500 (on which it actually screams).


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