Setting sequence properties

Individual sequence properties include the sequence name, definition line, orientation, type (RNA or DNA), and protection state.

To edit the properties of a sequence:

  • Right click on the sequence name or go to the Sequence item on the main menu.
  • Select the Sequence properties menu item.
  • You may edit the properties in the Sequence properties dialog box.
  • Click OK to save the changes.


  • Changing the sequence orientation will cause the sequence to be displayed in reverse complement.  The arrow next to the sequence name indicates the orientation.
  • Changing the sequence type from DNA to RNA will cause T to be replaced with U.