View a translation
To view a translation for a selected sequence, highlight a section of the plasmid on the left side sequence map, and right-click. Click Create Translation and then Forward to view the forward translation for that selection. The translate will show up in line with your DNA sequence.
Analyze a translation
Right-click your translation and click Analyze as Translation.
Benchling will display any biochemical properties for that translation. In particular, you'll see the following properties:
- Translation position relative to the DNA sequence
- Molecular weight of the resulting protein
- The protein's isoelectric point (pI)
- Extinction coefficients
- Instability index
- Amino acid frequencies in the translation
Create an Amino Acid Sequence
To create an amino acid sequence from a translation overlaid on a DNA sequence, right-click the translation and select "Create AA Sequence". Choose a folder and name for your new amino acid and then click "Create".
Once you've completed this tutorial you may want to learn about creating and linking a protein translation next.