S.V. Evans, "SETOR: hardware-lighted three dimensional solid model representations of macro- molecules," Journal of Molecular Graphics, 11:134-8, 1993. (Cited in 32 publications through December 1994)

Comments by Stephen V. Evans

An X-ray crystallographer by training, Stephen V. Evans, an assistant professor of biochemistry in the faculty of medicine at the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, designed the computer program described in this paper to render three- dimensional images of complex molecules.

Evans says the software, dubbed SETOR, "produces simplified, schematic images of macromolecules based on the coordinate data ob-tained from such techniques as crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance [NMR]." The program, he adds, is capable of displaying either all-atom or backbone models of molecules, and is specially designed to highlight features of the secondary structure of proteins.

"Everyone who works in the area of macromolecular structure has to show a picture of their molecule," Evans points out, "and SETOR...

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