Abstract

Summary: ChromoWheel is an Internet browser application for generating whole-genome illustrations. It can be used to depict chromosomes, genes and relations between chromosomal loci. The circular layout of chromosomes is advantageous for showing relationships between different chromosomes, as the connecting line never crosses over a chromosome. All graphical image components are in the vector-based format Scalable Vector Graphics, which are highly scaleable and admit user interaction. ChromoWheel can either be run with user-provided data in the generic SFS format, or as a browser front-end for precompiled genomic data.

Availability:http://chromowheel.cgb.ki.se

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Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Karolinska Institutet, S-17177 Stockholm, Sweden

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