This functions help to find poor alignment in helical regions.
Enter the helix number(s) to examine into the first input field. Numbers should be separated by ','. You may use helix ranges like '10-12' to specify multiple helices or use '*' to select all helices.
Use the 'Jump' button behind the input field to move the cursor to the (next) helix position.
Enter the symbol(s) you want to be reported into the second input field.
The used helix symbols are defined by ´Define Helix Symbols´
. Click the button behind the input field to configure the helix symbols.
Press 'Calculate' to examine all species loaded in ARB_EDIT4. For each species this functions calculates how often any of the 'Detected symbols' would display under those helices listed behind 'Helices to examine'.
All species which have at least one symbol displayed will be shown in the list subwindow. The worst species is displayed at the top.
If a target field is selected behind "Write to database field", the result of the calculation is written into the target field. For species with zero "bad symbols" a zero value is written. Species not loaded into the editor are not modified, i.e. if the target field already exists in any such species, it will remain unchanged. If that seems annoying, consider deleting the field via ´Delete Fields´.