2.1 Software Interfaces
The main interface of CAUSA at starting up is shown in Figure 2-1.
Figure 2-1 Main Interface of CAUSA
The main interface is divided into three areas:
- Tool Bar
- Sequence datasheet
- Status Bar
2.2 Menus /Tools
2.2.1 File Menu /Tool
Figure 2-2 File Menu
Load DNA Sequences: Load a .fasta file which contains at least three coding DNA sequences (CDSs). The sequences must be protein coding DNA sequences (mRNA/cDNA/CDS/ORF), start from the start codon, and ending at the stop codon;
Open: open aligned sequence (.Combined Alignment.fasta)
Export: Export a .Combined Alignment to a .DNA Alignment and a .Protein Alignment.
Note: import function is not available in the trial version.
Close: close the current project.
·Exit: Close the software.
Figure 2-3 Export CAUSA project to Combined, DNA or protein alignment
Figure 2-4 Import DNA or protein alignment to a CAUSA project
2.2.2 Align Menu /Tool
Figure 2-5 Alignment Menu
Align sequences: Using CLUSTALW to align the combined sequences, display the result in three views: respectively DNA, protein and combined views.
2.2.3 Help Menu/Tool
Help Menu/Tool: Display this help document.
About Menu: Show a dialog which display authors, version, website and update Information.