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Bioinformatics. 2012 Dec 1;28(23):3137-8. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bts572. Epub 2012 Sep 27.

FeatureStack: Perl module for comparative visualization of gene features.

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Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6.

Abstract

SUMMARY:

FeatureStack is a Perl module for the automatic generation of multi-gene images. FeatureStack takes BioPerl-compliant gene or transcript features as input and renders them side by side using a user-defined BioPerl glyph. Output images can be generated in SVG or PNG format. FeatureStack comes with a new BioPerl glyph, decorated_gene, which can highlight protein features on top of gene models. Used in combination, FeatureStack and decorated_gene enable rapid and automated generation of annotation-rich images of stacked gene models that greatly facilitate evolutionary studies of related gene structures and gene families.

AVAILABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION:

Bio-Draw-FeatureStack and Bio-Graphics-glyph-decorated_gene are freely available at the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) and GitHub.

CONTACT:

chenn@sfu.ca

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

PMID:
23023981
DOI:
10.1093/bioinformatics/bts572
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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