Custom ladders can be added from plugin version 1.2 onwards. In this version, ladders are stored in a text ﬁle which can be manually edited to add new ladders. This ﬁle can usually be found in the microsatellite plugin installation directory (com.biomatters.plugins.microsatellite.MicrosatellitePlugin), which is usually in the Geneious X.Y data/Plugins folder in your User directory.
Within this directory are a series of sub-directories:
and within this directory is a ladders.txt ﬁle.
This ﬁle contains a tab-separated list of ladders where the ﬁrst ﬁeld is the name of the ladder and the rest are the ladder fragment peak sizes in bp. Geneious must be restarted for changes to this ﬁle to take effect.
If the plugin folder cannot be found in your data folder, try the following locations:
On a mac:
Note: These Windows locations are hidden folders. To find them you will have to go to Folder Options in the Control Panel, and in the View panel and check the "show hidden files, folders and drives" option.