[gmx-users] Respect waters in crystallographic pdb file?

Jorge Fernandez de Cossio Diaz cossio at cim.sld.cu
Thu Aug 20 16:14:49 CEST 2015

And what about genion? Suppose I have to add some ions to the system to neutralize, so I use the following command:

genion -s S_ion.tpr -o S_sol.gro -p S_sol.top -nn 1 -nname CL <<<"SOL"

Is there a chance that this replaces one of the original crytallographic waters with the CL?

Thanks. Best,


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Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:14:28 -0400
From: Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu>
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They should be in the same place they always were (unless you've modified the
box dimensions, in which case the coordinates of everything get changed).  But
genbox shouldn't delete waters that were already present.  The crystallographic
waters should always be the first ones written after e.g. the protein.



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On 8/17/15 1:42 PM, Jorge Fernandez de Cossio Diaz wrote:
> Hi all, I have a crystallographic PDB file which comes some waters molecules.
> I want to run an MD simulation which includes those water molecules. After
> generating the topology file (which includes the waters) and defining the box
> shape, I fill the box with solvent using genbox. At this point it becomes
> impossible to track down visually where the water molecules are. My question
> is if the file that genbox outputs still contains the crystallographic water
> molecules? Or are they replaced by the molecules added by genbox? Thanks in



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