New Mac program for molecular biologists

Tool:New Mac program for molecular biologists


I would like to present here a program – BioLabDonkey – for molecular biologists who are Mac users. This program is written from scratch in a language native for Mac – Swift. The program can be downloaded from mac App Store –
It is not free but it is definitely affordable for students. It is one time purchase app, no subscription. New features will be added regularly. The program has a following list of features:

  • Opens files (for DNA, protein, alignment) with the extensions: .txt,
    .rtf, .fasta, .fas, .fa, .fsa, .ffn, .fna, .seq, .ape, .gb, .gbk,
    .ab1, .bldna, .fas, .faa, .seq, .gp, .blprotein, .pdb, .fastq, .aln,
    .blalignment, .jpg, .tiff, .png,
  • Saves files (for DNA, protein, alignment) with the extensions: .txt,
    .rtf, .fasta .fas, .fa, .fsa, .ffn, .fna, .seq, .gb, .gbk, .ab1,
    .bldna, .fas, .faa, .seq, .gp, .blprotein, .blalignment, .pdf, .eps,
    jpg, png
  • Transcribe, reverse complement and translate DNA sequence
  • Find open reading frames (ORFs),
  • Find sequence motifs (repeats, palindromes, stem loops and
    arbitrary sequences) in DNA sequence,
  • Generate primers,
  • View ABI sequencing chromatogram, edit sequence,
  • Generate ORF silent mutations,
  • View GC content, CpG islands and Stem Loops,
  • Generate Plasmid, Linear map,
  • Generate and edit DNA, protein features for genbank, genpept
    format files,
  • Generate features database and perform automatic features
  • Copy/paste the selected DNA sequence with features,
  • Find DNA restriction sites and DNA fragments,
  • Genome viewer,
  • Virtual DNA gel,
  • Multiple alignment and realignment of DNA and protein sequences,
  • Phylogenetic tree,
  • 3D Protein/DNA/RNA viewer,
  • Prediction of protein secondary structures,
  • Hydropathicity/pI plots,
  • Limited proteolysis,
  • Find protease sites and protein fragments,
  • RNA-Seq DE – Genes and miRNAs differential expression,
  • Calculator for – Dilution, Molarity, Ligation, SDS PAG, Ammonium
    sulfate, Bacteria growth Nucleic acid OD conversion,
  • Units conversion for DNA and protein,
  • Colonies/Cells/Spots counting,
  • Analysis of Gel/Blot photo and calculation of relative fold-change in
    selected Gel/Blot bands/spots,

The site with BioLabDonkey Help Book is here –

Any question/advice is welcome!




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