When editing contigs and read mappings, you are typically interested in confirming or changing single bases.
To do this:
Select the base to edit | Type the desired base
If you want to replace a residue with a gap, use the Delete key.
If you wish to edit a selection of more than one residue:
right-click the selection | Edit Selection ()
There are three shortcut keys for easily finding the positions where there are conflicts:
- Space bar: Finds the next conflict.
- "." (punctuation mark key): Finds the next conflict.
- "," (comma key): Finds the previous conflict.
In the contig or mapping view, you can use Zoom in () to zoom to a greater level of detail than in other views (see figure 20.12).
Note: For contigs or mappings with more than 1,000 reads, you can only do single-residue replacements. When the compactness is Packed, you cannot edit any of the reads.
All changes are recorded in the history of the element (see History view).