Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Visualization tools for large-scale Genomic Data

Researchers are generating large scale genomic data everyday but there is lag in generation and visualization + analysis of such huge data. To overcome this difference, variety of  open source softwares are available to view data  and the key point is easy implementation.Apart from interactive and user friendly view,they enable users to analyze different types of genomic data.
      GMOD (Generic Model Organism Database) available at  http://gmod.org/wiki/Main_Page provides collection of freely available visualization softwares -  GBrowse (Genome annotation viewer), visualize large scale comparative genomics data through GBrowse_syn  and CMap.
   Circos is another such example designed for visualizing genomic data such as alignments, conservation, and generalized 2D data, such as line, scatter, heatmap and histogram plots.
   we can find a lot more, the basic motivation part behind this is "Picture says more than 1000 words". Both interactive visualization and analysis makes your research more lively and complete.

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