[Chimera-users] Chimera does not always recognise atom name in PDB ATOM records

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Mar 19 11:01:26 PDT 2009

Hi Christian,
	Chimera is supposed to honor the element column and apparently it is  
not.  I'll open a ticket in the Chimera Trac database for this bug and  
will put you on the CC list for it.  It will definitely be fixed by  
the next release.  Sorry it didn't work!


On Mar 19, 2009, at 6:49 AM, Christian Schudoma wrote:

> Thanks Elaine and Eric, for your quick replies and clarification.
> Nevertheless, the "element column override" (s. below) doesn't work  
> for me, regardless of where in the element record I place a single- 
> character element symbol (neither placing it in column 77 nor in 78).
> Best regards,
> Christian
> Eric Pettersen wrote:
>> To supplement what Elaine said, without the column-positioning of  
>> the atom name it would be impossible to distinguish a carbon alpha  
>> (CA) from a calcium (CA).  Though if you provide the element symbol  
>> in columns 77-78 then the atom name will be ignored for determining  
>> the element.
>> --Eric

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