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Add Common Features to Multiple DNA Sequences

How do I detect common features simultaneously for multiple sequence files in a collection?

Create or Open a Collection of Files

Add files to a new or existing collection. For more information, see Open a Collection and Make a New Collection and Add Files to a Collection.

Select the DNA Sequence Files to Annotate

Select multiple files in the collection list using Shift-click or Ctrl-click (Windows) / Cmd-click (macOS). To select all of the files, click Edit  Select All.

Detect Common Features

Click Features Detect Common Features... .

Set the Detection Threshold

Set the detection threshold using the dropdown menu. To avoid creating extra copies of existing features, check the box labeled "Do not duplicate existing features". Click Add Features.

Save the Sequences

Each file that has been annotated with new features will be marked with an asterisk (*) to indicate that it is unsaved. Click File → Save All, or use the "Save" dropdown menu in the main toolbar and click Save All. The new feature annotations will be saved to each file.

View the Individual Sequences

To view the new features, select individual DNA sequences in the collection list. If you wish to remove certain features, then see Delete Features.