Sequencher

This section covers Sequencher services and support provided by the College of Biological Science

What is Sequencher

"SequencherTM is a DNA sequencing tool written for the Microsoft Windows and Macintosh desktop platforms. Users enter or import sequence fragments. Sequences can then be screened for vector contamination using Sequencher's sensitive vector screening. Sequencher's powerful aligning capabilities let users locate and assemble overlapping sequences quickly and easily. Assemblies can then be editied and output to either disk or printer. The concept of the project is central to Sequencher. Users always work winthin the framework of a project, which contains sequences, information on how these sequences fit together to form larger pieces, and information on how these sequences fit together to form large pieces, and information on user-specified paramters that control alignment operations." ©1991-1999 Gene Codes Corporation, Inc.)

 

What are the components of Sequencher?

Sequencher consists of Client and Server side components.& Both of these are designed to work with KeyServer by Sassafras Software, a license management utility.

 

What do I need to Install to use Sequencher?

In order to use Sequencher on your PC, you will need to install the KeyServer client component known as KeyAccess and then install the Sequencher Client program itself.

 

How do I get the KeyAccess Software and Sequencher Client?

To obtain both of these, contact Chayan Chowdhury at x56290 and do the following: Obtain the necessary password to download the software from this website. Obtain the necessary IP address of the Keyserver that you will need to insert when running the KeyAccess software

 

I have the necessary password and IP address.  Now what do I do?

If you are all set then follow the steps below based on your operating system.

 

Windows Users:

  1. Download the files listed below to your local hard disk:
  1. If you are upgrading from an older version of the KeyAccess client software and/or Sequencher, please uninstall the old versions of the software first. If not skip to step 4.
  2. Run the Windows KeyAccess 6.1.4 Client installation file you just downloaded and follow the prompts. Please make sure to insert the password and IP address of the Keyserver when prompted. Choose the default settings for everything else. Reboot the computer after you are finished this installation.
  3. Run the Sequencher installation file you just downloaded and follow the prompts. Please insert your password when requested. 5. After this installation reboot your computer.

 

Mac Users:

  1. Download the files listed below to your local hard disk:
  1. If you are upgrading from an older version of the KeyAccess client software and Sequencher software, please uninstall the old versions of KeyAccess and Sequencher software first. If not skip to step 4.
  2. As you download each file, they should appear as a disk image. Note that the password you received wil be needed when extracting the files as they are password protected
  3. Once the files are extracted begin by installing the KeyAccess 6.0 software first. Next install Sequencher v4.5.
  4. After this installation reboot your computer.