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Toolbar: Nucleotides

Icons in the Nucleotides tab of the Toolbar allow changing the style of nucleotides in atomic models. They apply to the displayed models only (those with  eye icon  checkboxes in the Model Panel checked for themselves and any parents), and if those models contain a selection, only the selected parts. Style changes are only visible for nucleotide atoms that are displayed, such as with the Molecule Display icon or the show command. Some of the nucleotide icons also appear in the Molecule Display tab. See also: Actions menu, Presets menu, Basic Actions, making images

Clicking an icon shows the executed command in the Log. Nucleotide style icons act on the currently selected atoms, if any (specified as sel), otherwise the currently displayed atomic models (specified as a list of model numbers).

icon description command(s)
nucleotide atomic display (no abstraction) nucleotides atoms; style nucleic stick
nucleotide filled-ring ribose
(filled-ring or box-slab base)

nucleotides fill; style nucleic stick

nucleotides slab; style nucleic stick

nucleotide tube ribose, slab base
(box, ellipsoid, or muffler shape)

nucleotides tube/slab shape box

nucleotides tube/slab shape ellipsoid

nucleotides tube/slab shape muffler

nucleotide ladder
(continuous rungs or stubs)

nucleotides ladder

nucleotides stubs

color-code nucleic acids by residue type color bynucleotide

UCSF Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics / April 2020