GenomeViz: visualizing microbial genomes

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GenomeViz: visualizing microbial genomes
Background: An increasing number of microbial genomes are being sequenced and deposited in public databases. In addition, several closely related strains are also being sequenced in order to understand the genetic basis of diversity and mechanisms that lead to the acquisition of new genetic traits. These exercises have necessitated the requirement for visualizing microbial genomes and performing genome comparisons on a finer scale. We have developed GenomeViz to enable rapid visualization and subsequent comparisons of several microbial genomes in an interactive environment. Results: Here we describe a program that allows visualization of both qualitative and quantitative information from complete and partially sequenced microbial genomes. Using GenomeViz, data deriving from studies on genomic islands, gene/protein classifications, GC content, GC skew, whole genome alignments, microarrays and proteomics may be plotted. Several genomes can be visualized interactively at the same time fr...
Rohit Ghai, Torsten Hain, Trinad Chakraborty
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Updated 16 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2004
Authors Rohit Ghai, Torsten Hain, Trinad Chakraborty
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