PDBCat can be used to manipulate and process PDB files using commonly available text-processing tools such as Perl, awk, etc. The Brookhaven Protein Data Bank stores atomic coordinate information for protein structures in a column-based format which is designed to be read easily read by FORTRAN programs. PDBCat converts the ATOM and HETATM records of PDB files from this column-based format to a field-based one that is more easily processed by standard Unix tools.
slcview allows you to fully script creation of clustergrams and tree diagrams from .cdt, .gtr, and .atr files as output by several biologically-oriented clustering programs, namely Cluster and XCluster. Many options allow you control of the output, and, in addition, slcview allows you to create an annotated legend with the same scale of colors as used in your clustergram.
MuGeN is a package for interactively exploring multiple annotated genomes simultaneously, possibly mixed with computational analysis results. Map information can be loaded from various sources, and resulting images can be exported in different formats. Both an interactive GUI based environment and a batch mode program are provided.
Berkeley DB XML is a native XML database engine for use within your product. Made available as a C++ library with language bindings for Java, Perl, Python, PHP, and Tcl, it integrates directly into your application (it is not a standalone database server). It provides XQuery access into a database of document containers. XML documents are stored and indexed in their native format using Berkeley DB as the transactional database engine.
PerlPrimer is a GUI application that designs primers for standard PCR, bisulphite PCR, real-time PCR (QPCR), and sequencing. It aims to automate and simplify the process of primer design. Current features include calculation of possible primer-dimers, retrieval of genomic or CDNA sequences from Ensembl (including both sequences automatically for QPCR), the ability to BLAST search primers using the NCBI server, ORF, and CpG island detection algorithms, the ability to add cloning sequences to primers, automatically adjusted to be in-frame, and QPCR primer design without manual intron-exon boundary entry.