- Open the Features view.
- Expand the row(s) for the feature(s) of interest:
- Expand a single row by clicking on the plus sign on the left of the row.
- Expand all rows by right-clicking anywhere in the view and choosing Expand All from the context menu.
- Do any of the tasks described in the table below.
|To edit existing text||Place your cursor in any text field and edit or overwrite the existing entry for that field.
|Reverse the direction of the feature||To reverse the direction of the feature so that it references the opposite strand (top or bottom), click the direction tool () or select the feature and choose Edit > Reverse Strand. If the feature has previously been translated, it will initially appear in red text. If this happens, you will need to choose Features > Update All Translations to update the translation for the feature.|
|To extend or shrink the length or to change the segment||Click the numbered range next to the direction tool (). Overwrite one or both numbers to redefine the area included in the feature. Leave two periods between the numbers. To extend the feature by adding a segment to it, type in a comma and then the new segment coordinates. Alternatively, follow the instructions in Joining Features.
|To select text to use as the feature label||The text following the /dnas_title field is used as the feature label throughout SeqBuilder Pro’s views. To select text from another qualifier for this purpose, right-click on that qualifier and choose Use as Feature Label or select it and choose Features > Use As Feature Label.|
|To add a new /note or other qualifier||Right-click on the feature and choose New Note. A /note qualifier field appears and you may type or paste text into it. To change the /note to another type of qualifier, click on the text /note. A menu appears containing several qualifiers. Select a new qualifier type, or click All to see a complete list of available qualifiers.|
|To delete a selected qualifier field||Right-click on the feature and choose Delete Note; or select the feature and choose Features > Delete Qualifier Field. Translations that have not been updated after a modification has been made appear in red.|
|To rename a feature||Right-click on the feature and choose Rename Feature or Edit Feature Description; or select the feature and choose Features > Rename Feature or Features > Edit Feature Description. The following conventions apply to feature names: a) Using the punctuation symbols left parenthesis, left square bracket, semi-colon or slash in the name will cause the feature name to be truncated just before the symbol, even if more text follows. b) If the feature description is ≤ 40 characters in length, the entire description is accepted, including spaces. c) If the feature description is ≥ 41 characters and does not contain spaces, the entire description is accepted. d) If the feature description is ≥ 41 characters and contains spaces, the entire description will be truncated just to the left of the first space.|
|To permanently remove a feature||Right-click on the feature and choose Delete Feature, or select the feature and choose Features > Delete Feature. If you only want to hide the feature from view, turn display of that feature ‘off’ instead.|
|To add a /translation qualifier to the feature||Right-click on the feature and choose New Translation or select the feature and choose Features > New Translation. SeqBuilder Pro automatically calculates the translated protein sequence for the selected feature. A /translation qualifier appears in the feature in the Features view. If you later use the direction tool () to change the selected strand, you must select Features > Update All Translations to update the /translation qualifier.|
|To automatically update the translation||Right-click on the feature and choose Update Feature’s Translation. Translations should be updated if you have used Features> Join to Feature, or if you have modified a segment within a feature. To update all translations, use Features > Update All Translations.|
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