The Integrated Genome Browser: free software for distribution and exploration of genome-scale datasets.

TitleThe Integrated Genome Browser: free software for distribution and exploration of genome-scale datasets.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsNicol JW, Helt GA, Blanchard SG, Raja A, Loraine AE
JournalBioinformatics
Volume25
Issue20
Pagination2730-1
Date Published2009 Oct 15
ISSN1367-4811
KeywordsAnimals, Computational Biology, Databases, Genetic, Genome, Genomics, Humans, Information Storage and Retrieval, Software
Abstract

<p><b>UNLABELLED: </b>Experimental techniques that survey an entire genome demand flexible, highly interactive visualization tools that can display new data alongside foundation datasets, such as reference gene annotations. The Integrated Genome Browser (IGB) aims to meet this need. IGB is an open source, desktop graphical display tool implemented in Java that supports real-time zooming and panning through a genome; layout of genomic features and datasets in moveable, adjustable tiers; incremental or genome-scale data loading from remote web servers or local files; and dynamic manipulation of quantitative data via genome graphs.</p><p><b>AVAILABILITY: </b>The application and source code are available from http://igb.bioviz.org and http://genoviz.sourceforge.net.</p>

DOI10.1093/bioinformatics/btp472
Alternate JournalBioinformatics
PubMed ID19654113
PubMed Central IDPMC2759552