From: Tristan Croll (
Date: Mon Feb 23 2015 - 17:43:10 CST

set towrite [atomselect top "not (<residue you want as only backbone> and sidechain)"]

$towrite writepdb filename.pdb

$towrite delete

From: <> on behalf of Jevgenij Raskatov <>
Sent: Tuesday, 24 February 2015 2:27 AM
Subject: vmd-l:

Dear all,

I would like to write a pdb file, in which one amino acid is selected as backbone only, whereas the rest contains all atoms - how does one combine that?


Dr. Jevgenij A. Raskatov
Assistant Professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
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