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. Teams are encouraged to use this page to document their design process. This is very useful for users who want to understand why a part works in a given context, and how they can create similar parts.

Part Pages


  • The Main Page acts as the hub for a part. It should contain information necessary to use a part: information, measurements, and characterization so that users know what the part is and how it works. All users can contribute to this page.
  • The Design page contains information on how the part was designed (design process) 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 parts submitted to the Registry for competition evaluation (medal criteria, awards) must be BioBrick (RFC[10] compatible or Type IIS (RFC[1000], unless an exemption has been given.

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