Don Gilbert (gilbertd at sunflower.bio.indiana.edu) wrote:
: If someone will suggest what colors should be associated with
: what amino acids for an editor display I will put it into
: a coming release of seqapp. At some point I'll make it
: user-definable, but give me a starting selection.
: Don Gilbert gilbert at bio.indiana.edu: biocomputing office, biology dept., indiana univ., bloomington, in 47405
Well, here's suggestion 1, to get things rolling...
R,K (H?) : red (+ive)
D,E : blue (-ive)
N,Q : magenta (cf blue)
C,M : yellow (sulphur, or sulfur :-) )
A,I,L,M,W,F,V : black ('oily')
S,T,Y,G : white (not 'oily')
This is only partial colour coding, of course. One could use shades
to indicate 'flavour' and 'size' - making D light red, and E dark red
for example. but even that gets complex with the hydrophobics.
As with most schemes, it's the simple ones that work, and get remembered.
I might also ask for one option - to use, say, orange if the C is in a
disulphide bond, as opposed to being free C.
Opinions, alternatives anyone?
Rob Beynon, Proteolysis Group, Liverpool, UK
p.s. then we can have 'protease red' and 'protease blue' etc :-)