I don't see why you need a UNIX machine to do this kind of work. Why not
a 486 clone? With the $$$ you save you can get a good commercial primer
design package like National Bioscinece's Oligo program (they have an 800
#), and still have enough left over to buy a comprehensive analysis
program like DNA Star or the Hitachi DNASIS package.
P Wickware, Oakland, CA
On Thu, 27 Jan 1994, Debbie Lonergan wrote:
>> We have a small research group studying the molecular ecology of
> sediments, soils and aquifers. At present, we're designing
> probes and primers based on 16s rRNA sequences and are considering
> purchasing a UNIX workstation to assist us in this task. We've
> done a cursory survey of public domain software, but remain a little
> confused. Does anyone have suggestions for the appropriate suite
> of software for probe and primer design and sequence comparisons?
> Any suggestions for the best platform to run these on? Any help'd
> be greatly appreciated!
> Debra J. Lonergan lonergan at stress.er.usgs.gov> U.S. Geological Survey (703) 648-5987 | FAX (703) 648-5274
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