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tools in the Biology Workbench are divided into five categories, displayed
prominently as a row of buttons:
Select this link in the Biology Workbench to learn more about helper
applications and plug-ins that can be used with the Biology Workbench.
Click on a category of tools below to learn more about them, or
click Next above to go through each of these categories.
is the place to start using the Biology Workbench. Session Tools
allow you to save your work for future reference. Each time you use
Version 3.2 of the Biology Workbench, you must either begin a new
session or resume a previously created session.
Protein Tools contain applications for predicting the secondary structure
of a protein, given its amino acid sequence, applications for analyzing
the amino acid composition of a protein, and general sequence analysis
Tools combine general sequence analysis applications, with applications
that are specifically for analyzing DNA or RNA.
Alignment Tools allow you to view and analyze aligned sequences.
Tools allow you to view, analyze, and manipulate sequence structures.
hopefully clear up any questions thus far, here is a simple illustration.
The tools, while displayed nicely side-by-side, are really divided
up into three categories or levels. Someone who has never used the
Workbench before would start with Session tools, move to either
Protein or Nucleic tools (depending on the biological problem to
be solved) to find or upload sequences, and then move to Alignment
who have used the Workbench to create a session may already have the
desired sequences uploaded, and, after activating the appropriate
session, might wish to go directly to Alignment tools to do their
tools or Nucleic tools
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