Geneious
Geneious
11.1.5

5.0

Geneious free download for Mac

Geneious

11.1.5
19 July 2018

Sequence analysis software for molecular biologists.

Overview

Geneious combines all the major DNA and protein sequence analysis tools into one application.

  • Sequence alignment
  • Contig assembly
  • Primers
  • Cloning
  • Restriction analysis
  • BLAST
  • Phylogenetics
  • Automatic publication updates

The quoted price is that for a subscription version license good for 1-year for non-commercial use. The pricing schema can be found here.

What's new in Geneious

Version 11.1.5:

Note: Version 11 is a paid upgrade. Upgrade requests can be submitted here.

Fixes and Minor Changes:
  • Tree/Alignment Distance Matrix Viewer: Fixed bug that caused the labels to be out of order in some Patristic Distance matrices
  • Transfer Annotations: Fixed crash on circular contigs with annotations extending outside the bounds of a sequence in the alignment
  • Translation: When extracting translations from sequences in a list, annotated codon starts are now respected
  • Uniprot: Updated search to use HTTPS
  • Alternative BLAST: wwwBLAST is no longer supported due to changes in NCBI
  • NCBI Popset: Downloading multiple popset documents at the same time resolves to the correct name
  • Genbank Export: added an option to replace spaces with underscores in the LOCUS name
  • Map reference: Fix crash mapping reads longer than a circular reference sequence when a gap spans the origin halfway through the read
  • General: Fix crash starting Geneious using Java 8 in Linux Gnome with font scaling set to less than 0.96
  • General: Warn if required lsb package is not installed on Linux
  • Licensing: Fix valid FlexNet licenses damaged by OS update or system backup/restore and reported as expired
  • Security: Turned off support for External XML Entities

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5 Geneious Reviews

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Mikenz
22 August 2006

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For a long time scientists who generate or analyse DNA sequences have been using multiple pieces of software to: 1) view chromatographs, 2) trim sequences 3) Blast data 4) align sequences 5) build phylogenetic trees. Chopping and changing between different file formats and at times different operating systems (Mac, PC, Unix/Linux) has been a frustrating and time-consuming exercise. Current and future releases of Geneious (www.geneious.com) offer a solution to (most) of these frustrations. The software logo “research in a flash” accurately describe the potential of Geneious - only months after its release it has become the “Swiss army knife” of bioinformatics software. The user interface of Geneious is both attractive and intuitive. While the software has some “bell and whistles” for more complex tasks one of its key attributes is a simple user interface. Earlier this year I used the Beta-release in some undergraduate teaching labs - with great success. Students did a Genbank search, downloaded files, did an alignment and built a phylogenetic tree (with bootstrapping) all in the blink of an eye. If you are looking for a piece of bioinformatics software for teaching purposes look no further than Geneious. With the integration of sequence chromatograph viewing and editing of DNA sequences/alignments (new in version 2) Geneious is now firmly embedded in my research practices. As is the case with any new software there are a few features that don't work quite as well as you might like - but the good news is that if you write to them they will likely fix it up asap. My request to provide a variety of nucleotide colour schemes was implemented within 2 weeks. Moreover, the software is structured in such a way that “new” plugins can be written and incorporated with relative ease. The Geneious team has made available a freeware version and a pro version that (for a price) allows you to access more functionality. Based on the hours of time this program has saved me already I would not even blink at the academic price tag of $133 (USD) - or cheaper for students. The software almost has too many features to comment on in any one review (e.g. “agents” and collaboration modes) - the best advice I can give is to download it, do the tutorial and test drive it on a bioinformatics task that you regularly conduct - it won't disappoint. Cheers,
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Version 2.0.4
Vitaly
23 April 2012
it's 5.6.2
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Version 5.6.1
Frankof
10 October 2011
"free" in this case means $795. Oh, well.
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Version 5.5.3
3 answer(s)
Regular-Warren
Regular-Warren
10 October 2011
Thanks for pointing out the error in our listing. I've updated it (based on the "Student pricing option listed on the developer's site).
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SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
02 November 2011
The basic version is free for academic/student use. Here's a feature comprison: http://www.geneious.com/default,290,feature_comparison_chart.sm
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Frankof
Frankof
03 November 2011
@Negritude: thanks for the info. However, a sequence analysis program that in the free version does not even allow editing sequences (let alone sequence alignments and annotations), or the search for ORFs, or primer design, is hardly useful. I recommend "SerialCloner" which does a good job in my lab, and is really free.
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SickTeddyBear
30 March 2011
Note that 5.4.0 is a beta. The current stable release is 5.3.6. Check the developer's web site for more info.
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Version 5.4.0
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SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
19 April 2011
5.4.1 is also beta.
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Pete028
10 July 2009
Geneious is a superb piece of software for all molecular biologists. I love it. It saved me heaps of time.
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Version 4.7.1
Mikenz
22 August 2006
For a long time scientists who generate or analyse DNA sequences have been using multiple pieces of software to: 1) view chromatographs, 2) trim sequences 3) Blast data 4) align sequences 5) build phylogenetic trees. Chopping and changing between different file formats and at times different operating systems (Mac, PC, Unix/Linux) has been a frustrating and time-consuming exercise. Current and future releases of Geneious (www.geneious.com) offer a solution to (most) of these frustrations. The software logo “research in a flash” accurately describe the potential of Geneious - only months after its release it has become the “Swiss army knife” of bioinformatics software. The user interface of Geneious is both attractive and intuitive. While the software has some “bell and whistles” for more complex tasks one of its key attributes is a simple user interface. Earlier this year I used the Beta-release in some undergraduate teaching labs - with great success. Students did a Genbank search, downloaded files, did an alignment and built a phylogenetic tree (with bootstrapping) all in the blink of an eye. If you are looking for a piece of bioinformatics software for teaching purposes look no further than Geneious. With the integration of sequence chromatograph viewing and editing of DNA sequences/alignments (new in version 2) Geneious is now firmly embedded in my research practices. As is the case with any new software there are a few features that don't work quite as well as you might like - but the good news is that if you write to them they will likely fix it up asap. My request to provide a variety of nucleotide colour schemes was implemented within 2 weeks. Moreover, the software is structured in such a way that “new” plugins can be written and incorporated with relative ease. The Geneious team has made available a freeware version and a pro version that (for a price) allows you to access more functionality. Based on the hours of time this program has saved me already I would not even blink at the academic price tag of $133 (USD) - or cheaper for students. The software almost has too many features to comment on in any one review (e.g. “agents” and collaboration modes) - the best advice I can give is to download it, do the tutorial and test drive it on a bioinformatics task that you regularly conduct - it won't disappoint. Cheers,
Like (4)
Version 2.0.4
$395.00

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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