August 2006, SoftGenetics
- Program Upgrades
Enhancements for Mutation Surveyor™
and Mutation Explorer® v. 3.0:
Mobility Correction for ABI 3700 systems
Both programs now include a “Raw data” re-processing
and base calling feature to correct mobility issues frequently
observed with the newer Applied Bio Systems Sequence instrumentation
and KB basecaller.
Automated Methylation Detection
Mutation Surveyor now utilises its unique physical trace
comparison technology to detect methlyation in CpG islands.
The GenBank sequence of the DNA of interest is used as a
“ruler” to report nucleotide changes, including
methylations and mutations. The methylation function of
Mutation Surveyor utilises the GenBank sequence text or
derivatives of the sequence text and converts it into a
synthetic reference sequence. This synthetic reference sequence
is then physically compared to the sample sequence traces
from bisulfite-treated DNA to find nucleotide differences.
Enhanced Het-Indel Detection
Improved Indel detection algorithm can differentiate tandem
Heterozygote & Methylation Quantification
Mutation Surveyor now quantitates the percent of methlylation
as well as the percent heterozygosity based upon the change
in intensity, or dropping factor.
New editors permit rapid conversion to cDNA.
New .gbk & .seq editors permit easy conversion to cDNA.
Automatic Linkage to Database
Version 3.0 features a new data table for exporting to your
Lims or other database. User can select from multiple fields.
Base Call Editing
Erroneous base calls can now be edited. Mutation Surveyor™
also employs an “intelligent” base call editor
that seeks the same position in all traces within the batch
and automatically edits that position’s base call.
Trim data by quality of base score or by Bp in either the
3’ & 5’ direction.
SGP Comparison feature compares 2 projects indicating concordance
between analysts or references.
Colour-Coded Reporting of SNPs & other mutations
Reports non-synonymous or missense mutations.
For more details, download the Mutation