Vector NTI is a commercial bioinformatics software package used by many life scientists to work, among other things, with nucleic acids and proteins in silico . It allows researchers to, for example, plan a DNA cloning experiment on the computer before actually performing it in the lab.
Vector NTI Express v1.1.1 (Mac & Windows); Vector NTI Advance v11.5.2 (Windows & Mac w/PC Emulation) / September 20, 2012
|Operating system||Mac OS X 10.6+, Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7|
|Type||Molecular biology Suite of Sequence Analysis & Design Software Tools (Curate, Discover, Design, Provision, Confirm)|
|Website||Vector NTI home|
It was originally created by InforMax Inc, North Bethesda, MD. Initially released for free, it was locked and turned into a commercial software after 2008 which created problems for locked in users who were forced to buy the software to continue accessing their data on newer computers . It also caused many scientists to search for alternatives .
What was previously a single software package has been split into Vector NTI Express, Advanced, and Express Designer .
- create, annotate, analyse, and share DNA/protein sequences
- perform and save BLAST searches
- design primers for PCR, cloning, sequencing or hybridisation experiments
- plan cloning and run gels in silico
- align multiple protein or DNA sequences
- search NCBI’s Entrez, view, and save DNAs, proteins, and citations
- edit chromatogram data, assemble into contigs
- Lu, Guoqing; Moriyama, Etsuko (2004). "Vector NTI, a balanced all-in-one sequence analysis suite". Briefings in Bioinformatics. 5 (4): 378–388. doi:10.1093/bib/5.4.378.
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