Instructions for use of VirusFasta software
VirusFasta has 4 pages that are used to help select the sequences and features for analysis.
- Click the Get Genera button to retrieve the complete list of genera in the database. Genera are colour coded to help identify those whose members infect plants, fungi etc. (see the About… Genera colour codes… menu).
- Select a genus from the left hand column (using the left mouse button) and use the Get Viruses button used to display the members. This will be the complete list of recognised and tentative members of the genus (there will not be sequences associated with all of them).
- Select the virus of interest (using the left mouse button) and click on the Get Accnos button.
Accnos: This page lists all the available accessions of the virus previously selected with
a brief description of each. Select one or more sequences using the buttons or the check boxes and
click on the Get Features button.
Features: This page lists all the features detected in the sequences selected.
Choose one or more features using the check boxes and click on the Get Codons button.
Fastas: This page provides the output, initially as DNA sequences. The output on this page can be copied by clicking and dragging the mouse and using standard Windows Ctrl+C to copy to the clipboard. It can then be pasted into another application. Alternatively it may be saved to a file either as nucleotide or as amino acid sequences, using the File… Save FASTAs as… menu. There is also a button to Clear the display, if required, before selecting another virus for analysis.