Once you've completed your plasmid/DNA sequence import, click into your sequence file in Benchling.

When you open up a plasmid, you will view it in a split workspace with the Sequence Map on the left, and the Plasmid map on the right.

View features of your sequence 

Click on the gear symbol on the upper right corner to toggle on and off different features of the plasmid map.

Edit your workspace 

You can also drag the tabs of the plasmid map around in an order that you prefer.

Toggle on or off the split workspace by clicking Split Workspace on the bottom right corner.

Get the reverse complement 

To find the reverse complement of a selected section, right-click and choose Copy Special, Reverse Complement.

View as a single strand

To view the sequence map as a single strand, click the gear icon on the top right of the sequence map (not the plasmid map), and check off “Complement.”

Change the topology

Change the topology of a plasmid from circular to linear by clicking the Information button on the right side panel. Then change Topology from Circular to Linear and click Update Information. 

What's next?

After reviewing this tutorial you might want to learn next about how to view sequences properties and search sequences for features.

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