MegAlign Pro supports searching for sequences by their name or by any text stored as part of the sequence (e.g., the description or the name of a feature).

By default, the search tools are hidden. To display them, click on the Search tool () in the upper right of most views. This causes the search tools to be displayed on the top left of that view.

  1. Use the Find drop-down menu to choose the item to search for. Currently, the only option for any view is Sequence Name.
  1. Start typing a text query into the text box to the right of the drop-down menu. The query should be some part of the sequence name, part of the sequence description, etc. MegAlign Pro does not support searching for a string of nucleotides or amino acids. If your query is wider than the search box, you can hover over the search box to view the entire query.
  1. Use the right/left arrows ( ) to jump to the next/previous find.
  1. (optional) If you wish to limit or expand the search, use the check boxes in the search bar:

    • Check Match case to find only exact matches using the same case as the query term.

    • Check Wrap around if you would like to start searching the sequence again from the beginning or end once you have searched through the sequence using the green arrows.

    • Check All fields if you would like to search for text contained in the sequence file (e.g., in the description or a feature name). If you only want to search for sequences with the query in the sequence name, leave this box unchecked.

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