SnapGene is an excellent tool for viewing and
editing plasmid maps, but it’s difficult to programmatically work with the
binary files (
*.dna) that SnapGene reads and writes. This is what
AutoSnapGene helps with. AutoSnapGene is both a python library for parsing
SnapGene files, and a set of command-line tools for automating simple tasks.
You can use these tools to:
- Automatically add sequencing data to your plasmids.
- Synchronize features and primers over all of your plasmids at once.
- Seamlessly use the sequences stored in your SnapGene file in other scripts.
- Programmatically build sequences from combinations of smaller parts.