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coot [2009/01/08 10:13]
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     * This is not the alpha carbon, it's the one connected to the oxygen     * This is not the alpha carbon, it's the one connected to the oxygen
   * Click on the // add residue // tool then on the carbon atom   * Click on the // add residue // tool then on the carbon atom
-    * Coot attempts to add a new residue that fits the electron density map +    * Coot attempts to add a new residue that fits the electron density map. This initial placement is usually junk because the reason the author didn't include the residue in the first place is because the electron density here is too spread out. Also, refinement steps may have removed the electron density here completely. 
-    * Move the residue ​to make it be close enough to bond to the carbon atom +    * Move the residue close enough to bond to the carbon atom 
-  * Click on the // regularize zone // tool then on the new residue ​to orient it such that it makes sense while ignoring the electron density map +  * Click on the // regularize zone // tool then on the new residue 
-  * Don't forget ​to save+    * This idealizes the residue'​s geometry ​while ignoring the electron density map 
 +  * Choose // File -> Save Coordinates// ​to save
  
 ==== Duplicating a portion of a molecule onto another molecule ==== ==== Duplicating a portion of a molecule onto another molecule ====

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