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Beginner Puzzle (<150): Platypus Venom
Status: Closed


Name: Beginner Puzzle (<150): Platypus Venom
Status: Closed
Created: 12/17/2012
Points: 100
Expired: 01/24/2013 - 23:00
Difficulty: Beginner
Description: This is a short 42-residue protein found in duckbilled platypus venom for new players to try out after completing the Introductory Puzzles. The native is shown as a guide on this puzzle, so try using everything you have learned in the Intro levels to match the native fold. The guide can be turned on/off with Shift-S. For players with fewer than 150 global points.
Categories: Beginner

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If you are new to Foldit, here are detailed instructions to get you started:

HINT: If you are having trouble with this puzzle, try using the "Align Guide" tool:

By right clicking on a region of the protein (not the guide) it will pull up a menu with 6 tools. The bottom right one is "Align Guide". Clicking on it will align the native guide to the region of the protein you selected.
This will help you see what sections on your protein correspond to the guide!

Working with the guide is much more user friendly when you use the advanced viewing options.
In the game click on Menu->General Options and select "Show Advanced GUI" and click Done.
Click on View, turn on 'Show Outline,' set the background color to white, and view stubs on the sidechains, view the guide, and set color relative to guide. Turn all the other view options off."

For even more info: http://foldit.wikia.com/wiki/Tlaloc%27s_Strategy#Technique_for_Matching_a_Guide

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cant get on

Ok,so I'm new to this and yesterday I got past the Intro puzzles
and today I log back on and it wont let me on any puzzles

sssssoooooooo...........what do I do?

Joined: 01/18/2013
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I have no idea what I'm doing

I have no idea what I'm doing at all.

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