Create dot plots

To create a dot plot, go to:

        Toolbox | Classical Sequence Analysis (Image gene_and_protein_analysis) | General Sequence Analysis (Image generalsequenceanalyses)| Create Dot Plot (Image dotplot)

In the dialog that opens, select a sequence and click Next to adjust dot plot parameters (figure 14.6).

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Figure 14.6: Setting the dot plot parameters.

There are two parameters for calculating the dot plot:

Note! Calculating dot plots takes up a considerable amount of memory in the computer. Therefore, you will see a warning message if the sum of the number of nucleotides/amino acids in the sequences is higher than 8000. If you insist on calculating a dot plot with more residues the Workbench may shut down, but still allowing you to save your work first. However, this depends on your computer's memory configuration.

Click Finish to start the tool.