User GuidesSnapGene Importing and ExportingImport a Published Plasmid Sequence

Import a Published Plasmid Sequence

How do I find and import a published plasmid sequence into SnapGene?

Search SnapGene Online Sequences

The SnapGene Online Sequences database comprises over 2600 commercial and published plasmid sequences

Click File → Import SnapGene Online Sequences... to search a database of commonly used plasmid vectors and other sequences.

Search for a Vector of Interest

Use the drop down menu to search subsets of the collection.

Or use the "Search" field to search for the name of a specific vector or family of vectors.

Select the vector of interest from the list and choose to Open or Save the imported file, then click Import.

Use the Imported Plasmid File

Use the imported file to view the plasmid features and Description information. Use the plasmid sequence for your cloning simulations.

Search the Addgene Sequence Database

The Addgene sequence database comprises over 80,000 commercial and published plasmid sequences contributed by over 4,000 research labs around the world

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SnapGene can download sequences directly from the Addgene digital collection of vectors. This collection is assembled from publications and commercially available sources.

Click File → Import → Addgene Plasmids... to search the Addgene database.

Search for a Vector of Interest

Use the "Search" field to search for plasmid names or keywords, or if you know the Addgene plasmid reference number, use the "Addgene plasmid numbers" field.

Select the vector of interest from the list if there is more than one result, choose to Open or Save the imported file, then click Import.

Use the imported file to view the plasmid features and Description information. Use the plasmid sequence for your cloning simulations.