PRI-CAT: a web-tool for the analysis, storage and visualization of plant ChIP-seq experiments

Jose M. Muiño, Marlous Hoogstraat, Roeland C. H. J. van Ham, Aalt D. J. van Dijk
2011 Nucleic Acids Research  
Although several tools for the analysis of ChIP-seq data have been published recently, there is a growing demand, in particular in the plant research community, for computational resources with which such data can be processed, analyzed, stored, visualized and integrated within a single, userfriendly environment. To accommodate this demand, we have developed PRI-CAT (Plant Research International ChIP-seq analysis tool), a web-based workflow tool for the management and analysis of ChIP-seq
more » ... ments. PRI-CAT is currently focused on Arabidopsis, but will be extended with other plant species in the near future. Users can directly submit their sequencing data to PRI-CAT for automated analysis. A QuickLoad server compatible with genome browsers is implemented for the storage and visualization of DNA-binding maps. Submitted datasets and results can be made publicly available through PRI-CAT, a feature that will enable community-based integrative analysis and visualization of ChIP-seq experiments. Secondary analysis of data can be performed with the aid of GALAXY, an external framework for tool and data integration. PRI-CAT is freely available at
doi:10.1093/nar/gkr373 pmid:21609962 pmcid:PMC3125775 fatcat:4alzcmuc7ne27iwrt2l6mx3oby