Help:Nav/Part Design Page

The Part Design page contains information on how the part was designed and also includes its sequence and features box.

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  • The Main Page acts as the hub for a part. It contains useful information, measurements, and characterization so that users know what the part is and how it works.
  • The Design page contains information on how the part was designed and also includes its sequence and features box by default.
  • The Experience page has information from users about the part. This may come in the form of a simple "this works/doesn't work," or an in-depth review. If you've used a part, be sure to share your experience. If you intend to use a part, you should check to see if others have had any experience with it.
  • The Information page has editable elements for the part that classify and organize it within the Registry's database; this includes the short description, part type, categories, parameters, etc. Members belonging to the part's author's group are able to edit these elements.
  • The Part Tools menu has various software tools that integrate with the part you're viewing.

Part Design Page

  • The Sequence and Features Box will display. See below.
  • The Design Notes section states and explains any design choices that the part submitter made when planning and creating the part.
  • The Source section will state the origins of the part, such as the research group that originally identified the sequence.
  • The References section states any references in relation to the part, its design, or original source.

Sequence and Features

  • The Format changes the display of the sequence information.
    • The Subparts option will display all subparts that belong to the part (for composite parts only)
    • The Ruler option will map out the features of a part along a base pair ruler.
    • The SS option will display the sequence as a single strand.
    • The DS option will display the sequence as double stranded.
  • The Length displays the bp length of the part. Ex. Length: 49bp
  • The View plasmid is a third-party tool from LabGenius which shows you how the part and plasmid backbones look as circular DNA.
  • The Get part sequence will output the part's sequence as text-only.
  • The Assembly Compatibility checks that a part will meet the requirements for the Registry's supported assembly standards. It will show if there are any illegal restriction sites for a part. Note: All part samples submitted to the Registry must be BioBrick (RFC[10] compatible

Note: The Sequence and Features can be edited by going to Tools > Edit Sequence and Features