CLC Main Workbench offers advanced and versatile options to search for known motifs represented either by a simple sequence or a more advanced regular expression. These advanced search capabilities are available for use in both DNA and protein sequences.
There are two ways to access this functionality:
- When viewing sequences, it is possible to have motifs calculated and shown on the sequence in a similar way as restriction sites. This approach is called Dynamic motifs and is an easy way to spot known sequence motifs when working with sequences for cloning etc.
- A more refined and systematic search for motifs can be performed through the Toolbox. This will generate a table and optionally add annotations to the sequences.