While viewing a sequence in Benchling, highlight any section of DNA by clicking and dragging your mouse over that section of DNA. 

The bottom status bar will populate with information about that sequence. 

In particular, view the following properties: 

  • Bases, or the length of the entire sequence including parts that are not highlighted
  • Start base
  • End base
  • Length of the highlighted section
  • Melting temperature (Tm)
  • GC content

What's next?

After reviewing this tutorial learn how to search sequences for features.

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