[Chimera-users] Question regarding multiple mutant in the same chimera session

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Dec 18 15:05:23 PST 2007

Hi JD,
There is another way I didn't think of earlier, if you want to  
"clone" a model after making several changes instead of having to  
make the same changes to each copy.

Open the structure, make the changes, save a session.  Then,  
repeatedly open the session, which will put additional copies of the  
first model in successive model numbers if you answer "No" when  
prompted whether the existing model(s) should be closed.

However, if you will be doing H-bond or clash detection either  
independently or within swapaa or Rotamers, I recommend against  
stacking the structures, as that will affect the calculations.  The  
same problem applies to opening the same PDB file multiple times.
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Dec 18, 2007, at 9:16 AM, Jean-Didier Maréchal wrote:

> Hi,
> Is there a way to copy, in the same instance of chimera, a model X  
> time?
> I'd like to generate different mutant of the same prot and have them
> stocked in the same session of chimera.
> Cheers,
> JD

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