What is it?
DNA Master is a genome annotation and exploration tool designed and written by Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence, of the University of Pittsburgh. This is a stand-alone tool, and can be dowloaded here.
DNA Master requires a Windows operating system. If you use a Mac or other type of operating system, DNA Master can be installed and run on an emulator (like Virtual Box) within a Windows virtual machine. This guide can help you get your Mac set up with a Windows virtual machine.
PC Minimum Requirements
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10
Dual-core processor, 1.8 GHz
2 GB RAM
128 MB video memory
5 GB or more free hard-drive space
Follow the appropriate instructions in this Installation Guide.
Once DNA Master is installed, you can follow the instructions in the Quick Start Guide on our Documents page to perform and explore a draft annotation. All you need is a genome sequence (in fasta format) to use as input. You can use your own, download one from any sequenced phage's page on this site, or try out our synthetic practice genome Etude.
Complete Annotation Guide
We have moved our bioinformatics and annotation guide into an online format to better keep up with changing tools and requirements. It is available at https://seaphagesbioinformatics.helpdocsonline.com/home.
Check out our DNA Master FAQ/Troublshooting page. DNA Master also comes with help documentation.