In figure 20.40 you can see a simulation of a gel with its Side Panel to the right.
- Fragment length
- Fragment region on the original sequence
- Enzymes cutting at the left and right ends, respectively
Note! You have to be in Selection () or Pan () mode in order to get this information.
It can be useful to add markers to the gel which enables you to compare the sizes of the bands. This is done by clicking Show marker ladder in the Side Panel.
Markers can be entered into the text field, separated by commas.
The background of the lane and the colors of the bands can be changed in the Side Panel. Click the colored box to display a dialog for picking a color. The slider Scale band spread can be used to adjust the effective time of separation on the gel, i.e. how much the bands will be spread over the lane. In a real electrophoresis experiment this property will be determined by several factors including time of separation, voltage and gel density.
You can also choose how many lanes should be displayed:
- Sequences in separate lanes. This simulates that a gel is run for each sequence.
- All sequences in one lane. This simulates that one gel is run for all sequences.
You can also modify the layout of the view by zooming in or out. Click Zoom in () or Zoom out () in the Toolbar and click the view.
Finally, you can modify the format of the text heading each lane in the Text format preferences in the Side Panel.