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Module category

 

There are 7 different categories of modules and module developers can choose one of them while developing a module. When done, Visual Gene Developer automatically (or by users) registers each module to a proper target place.  For example, 'Gene component' modules will be shown on the 'Gene construct designer' window.

 


o Summary

 

 Category

Routine type

 Does it return value?

 Function

 Target place

PropertyBag

Function

Function

Yes

 General sub routine

  'Gene optimization' window

 and 'Viewer setting' window

 or 'mRNA structure viewer' window

1 PropertyBag

Sub

Sub

No

 General sub routine

 'Toolbox' window

No

Gene Component Routine not required No  Define gene type  'Construct designer' window

1 PropertyBag

Sequence optimization

Sub

No

 Optimize gene sequence

 'Configuration of gene optimization'  window

1 PropertyBag

mRNA structure optimization

Sub

No

 Optimize mRNA structure

 'Configuration of gene optimization' window

1 PropertyBag

Manipulation

Sub

No

 Manipulate sequence

 'Configuration of gene optimization' window

1 PropertyBag

Constraint

Function

Yes

 Screen out improper candidate

 'Configuration of gene optimization' window

1 PropertyBag

Search strategy

Sub

No

 Global optimization

 'Gene optimization' window

2 PropertyBags

 

 


o How to set module category

 

The  'Module Editor' window has an option to select module category as shown in the below figure.

 

 


o Target place of modules

 

'Gene component' type

This type of modules will be shown in the 'Gene construct designer' window.

 

 

'Sequence optimization',  'mRNA structure',  'Manipulation', and 'Constraint' types

All modules will be shown on the 'Configuration of gene optimization' window

 

 

'Search strategy' type

This type of modules will be shown on the 'Gene optimization' window

 

 

'Function' type

This type of modules will be shown on the 'Viewer setting' window for the 'Gene optimization' window

 

 

'Sub' type

This type of modules will be shown on the 'Toolbox' window if users register modules.