[Chimera-users] Question about connectivity

Frederick Gimble fgimble at purdue.edu
Fri Nov 18 07:23:37 PST 2005

I have just begun using Chimera on my Mac, and find that it will be  
able to produce the graphics that I need for publication and display  
purposes.  I recently opened a pdb file of a protein that we study  
bound to DNA and used the depiction, nucleotides tool to render the  
DNA backbone as ribbons with the bases shown as slabs.  I noticed a  
discontinuity in one of the DNA strands, which may be caused by the  
severe distortion of the DNA.  I think that this also happened with a  
previous program that I used called SPOCK that I used to draw the DNA  
strands as worms.   In that case I could repair the break by changing  
the settings for the connectivity distances.  How would I repair the  
break in Chimera?

Thanks for your help.


Fred Gimble

Frederick S. Gimble, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
BCHM 315
175 S. University St.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN  47906

Telephone: (765) 494-1653
Fax: (765) 494-7897
Email: fgimble at purdue.edu

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