Sawsan Hamad wrote:
> What do you recommend for a free plasmid drawing program?
I use Savvy (http://bioinformatics.org/savvy/). Some might find it a bit
limited in what it does, but its real strength is that it produces its
ouput in SVG format which is fully scaleable.
I do the basic drawing of the plasmid in Savvy. The program renders the
drawing in SVG which displays directly in my browser (Firefox). I then
display the source code of the page and copy and paste that into a file
that I then save.
This SVG code is fully editable in the open-source drwaing package
Inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org/). You can alter the drawing,
especially the annotation, in Inkscape.
I have an attached an example of a plasmid drawn in this way and saved
as a PNG bitmap by Inkscape. I've also attached the edited SVG
native-format file too. It's a no-cost solution, but perhaps a bit too
geeky for some.