Plasm Alternatives

    Plasm is described as 'A plasmid drawing software'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Plasm for Windows, Mac, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is DNADynamo. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Chromas or Serial Cloner. Other great apps like Plasm are Benchling (Free Personal), SnapGene Viewer (Free Personal), Geneious (Paid) and BioEdit (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 31, 2021

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      DNADynamo - for Windows, OSX and Linux. Download it now for abi/scf trace alignments, sub cloning and plasmid management, blast/sequence retrieval, sequence annotation and structure viewing - all in one integrated and easy to use bioinformatics program.
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    1. Online lab notebook software, including DNA design tools.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
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      SnapGene Viewer is revolutionary software that allows molecular biologists to create, browse, and share richly annotated DNA sequence files up to 1 Gb in length.
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      Two software applications are available from Technelysium: Chromas and ChromasPro.
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    2. Geneious combines all the major DNA and protein sequence analysis tools into one revolutionary software solution!
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      • FreeProprietary
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      Serial Cloner is a Molecular Biology software. It provides tools with an intuitive interface that assists you in DNA cloning, sequence analysis and visualization.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 2.6.1, was released on April 3rd, 2013.

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      • FreeProprietary
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      BioEdit is a biological sequence alignment editor written for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/7. An intuitive multiple document interface with convenient features makes alignment and manipulation of sequences relatively easy on your desktop computer.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer maintained. Last version, 7.2.5, released in December 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • FreemiumProprietary
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      Scientific software for the molecular biologist. Performs virtual DNA cloning, analyses DNA for restriction enzymes, homing enzymes and primer sites, dam and dcm methylation sites, finds and translates open reading frames. Calculates annealing temperatures for PCR.
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    3. Software for viewing, editing and analyzing plasmid sequences.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      VectorFriends combines various types of cloning simulations, sequence analysis and data management into one application. It's free for academic researchers.
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