1.20.2 Importing and Adding Primers to Primer Libraries
Please see the tutorial video below on "Importing Primers" for additional support:
Importing Primers from your computer
You can import primers from your computer to a Primer Library by:
Either, selecting the "Import" button in the Materials box and then selecting "Primers" (Figure 22.214.171.124).
Or by selecting "Import primers" through the File Menu --> Import (Figure 126.96.36.199).
Or by right clicking on a Primer Library folder in the Materials box and selecting "Import" (Figure 188.8.131.52).
Or from inside an opened Primer Library by selecting the "Import Primers" icon (Figure 184.108.40.206).
All of the above actions will open the "Import Primers to Library" dialog (Figure 220.127.116.11).
First choose a file from your computer to import. The file formats supported for importing primers are:
- Vector NTI primer database (.oa4)
- Plasma DNA database (.pdat)
- Comma Separated (NAME,SEQUENCE,OVERHANG)
- Tab Separated (NAME SEQUENCE OVERHANG)
- Semicolon Separated (NAME;SEQUENCE;OVERHANG)
Then select the primers from the list which you want to add to your library.
Then choose a library for saving the primers to and then click "Import." The primers will then be imported into your chosen library.
Adding Existing Primers to Primer Libraries
You can also add primers from existing projects to your Primer Libraries by:
Either opening the primer dialog (by creating or editing a primer in a project) and then clicking the "Select library" button (Figure 18.104.22.168).
Or opening the Primer Summary Table in a project and selecting the desired primers and then clicking on the "Save to Library" icon at the top (Figure 22.214.171.124).
Both of the above actions will prompt the "Choose a Library" dialog (Figure 126.96.36.199) where you will be able to select the desired Primer Library or create a new one.