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How to represent random sequence elements in SBOL?

In our lab, we work with synthetic biology components with partially random sequences (similar to work in directed evolution). So, for example, we have a plasmid design with several components, ...
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How to share a collection of sbol designs in SynBioHub

We currently work on a project that will generate a collection of recombinant plasmids targeting over 3500 genes of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. We would like to share these designs ...
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In SBOL, is there a way to distinguish biological replicates?

I have a library of biological implementations (i.e. plasmids) of genetic circuits and their experimental data associated. I want to implement an in silico version with SBOL, but to be consistent with ...
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How to use SBOL (Synthetic Biology Open Language)?

One of my students is working on the development of a SynBio tool to design and represent genetic circuits in a standardized format. I know there are some libraries out there. What I am interested in ...
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Is there a good practice (or an easy one for a SBOL newbie) to set up a collection of biological parts and devices?

I have a collection of biological parts and devices in a particular format that basically stores information of the sequence of the elements. My intention is to move to a more standardized data ...
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Does SBOL support timing and threshold value parameters?

Like the propagation delay and threshold value parameters in electronic circuits, does SBOL format support any such parameters/glyph to represent the propagation delay (time to trigger the output ...
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In SBOL, when should I annotate a DNA sequence vs. making sub-components?

When representing a DNA sequence in SBOL as a ComponentDefinition, you can mark things like promoters and coding sequences in two different ways: either as a ...
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Does SBOL require representing intermediate products like mRNA?

Do I need to include intermediate gene products like mRNA in order to express a gene regulatory relationship in SBOL? For example, let's say that I'm representing transcriptional regulation of the ...
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How do you represent small molecules in SBOL?

In SBOL, how do you represent small molecules like arabinose or chloramphenicol? There's a type for saying a component is a small molecule, but they don't really have sequences like DNA or proteins ...
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Why does SBOL have both Component and ComponentDefinition?

What is the point of having both a Component and a ComponentDefinition in SBOL? Shouldn't you be able to link straight from one component to its sub-components? The same question goes for Module and ...
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Can SBOL encode DNA Assembly linkers?

Where in an SBOL file could you specify the linkers that would be placed as prefixes / suffixes between parts for assembly? Lets say you have a final construct of your design and want to assemble the ...