Well, it worked for me, but not quite the way that it was described.
In article <33B42D95.41C6 at gcg.com>, Steve Smith <steve at gcg.com> wrote:
> Iddo Friedberg wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm looking for an elegant (failing that, feasable) method to map
> > genomic sequences to
> > protein sequences. The net result should look something like this:
> > Genomic: -------++++++-----------+++++++++++-----++++++
> > Protein: ****** *********** ******
> > Where the "+" are exon codons, "-" intron codons, and "*" amino-acids.
>> Since you have version 9 of the GCG package:
>> 1. Start SeqLab in editor mode
>> seqlab -mode=editor
>> 2. Load the DNA sequence from Genbank/Embl
>> File->Add Sequences Databases
> GenBank:L29190 (for example)
> Add to editor
>> 3. Switch the display to Graphic Features, and scale the screen
> to 64 to 1. Note the introns and exons. This step is optional,
> but shows what is going on.
>> 4. Double click on an exon to bring up the features window
> and show all features in the current sequence.
Seqlab behaved exactly as described to this point.
> 5. Select all of the features labeled CDS by clicking, and/or
> shift clicking on them. You will note that the exons are
> selected in the Editor.
With Motif/CDE control-clicking rather than shift-clicking selects a
discontinuous set of CDS features. (Shift-clicking selects a contiuous
> 6. Edit->Translate, turn on Align Translation, and hit OK.
Here's where I had the problem: I got a single line of translation, all in
the reading frame of the first CDS. If I select each CDS separately and
translate it (remembering to select align translation each time -- why
isn't this the default?), it works.
Despite my quibbles, this is a very useful feature for seqlab. I enjoy
using it... I may someday even abandon GDE.