# grow

Grow atoms with various options

[atoms] [-w] [-s]

Grows all possible/given atoms. For polymeric structures or structures that require to be grown several times, Olex2 will continue grow until the operation results in a symmetry element that has been used previously.

• -w*: permits the application of previously used symmetry operations to other fragments of the asymmetric unit. In other words: if parts of the structure have been grown, this command will also generate symmetry equivalent atoms that are not connected to the already grown fragment, i.e. solvent molecules.

If the main molecule is grown, but only one solvent molecule is shown, using >>grow -w will produce other solvent molecules using symmetry operators used to grow the main molecule.