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Can Maestro visualize electron density maps? What file formats are supported?

Maestro can display electron density maps in .cns, .map, or .ccp4 formats. Load an electron density map by selecting Workspace → Surface → Import. Then, associate the map with a structure when prompted, and define its type (Fo-Fc, 2Fo-Fc, etc.).

Using data files, you can calculate electron density maps using PrimeX (or other software), and write them out in any of the above supported formats for subsequent display in Maestro.

Keywords: file type, fofc, 2fofc

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