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REtools: A laboratory program for restriction enzyme work: enzyme selection and reaction condition assistance

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REtools: A laboratory program for restriction enzyme work: enzyme selection and reaction condition assistance
Background: Restriction enzymes are one of the everyday tools used in molecular biology. The continuously expanding panel of known restriction enzymes (several thousands) renders their optimal use virtually impossible without computerized assistance. Several manufacturers propose on-line sites that assist scientists in their restriction enzyme work, however, none of these sites meet all the actual needs of laboratory workers, and they do not take into account the enzymes actually present in one's own laboratory. Results: Using FileMaker Pro, we developed a stand-alone application which can run on both PCs and Macintoshes. We called it REtools, for Restriction Enzyme tools. This program, which references all currently known enzymes (>3500), permits the creation and update of a personalized list of restriction enzymes actually available in one's own laboratory. Upon opening the program, scientists will be presented with a user friendly interface that will direct them to dif...
Patrick Martin, Kim E. Boulukos, Philippe Pognonec
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Where BMCBI
Authors Patrick Martin, Kim E. Boulukos, Philippe Pognonec
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