Alitv - Alignment Toolbox And Visualization

Markus J. Ankenbrand, Sonja Hohlfeld, Frank Förster
2015 Zenodo  
One of the main tasks in current genomics is comparing complete genomes of different organisms. For this task specialized whole genome alignment programs have been developed. Yet results of established tools are not easily comprehensible as they often consist of large tables of coordinates. In contrast graphical representations of alignments vastly improve the perceivability by humans. Thus different tools are available to visualize whole genome alignments. However the created images are static
more » ... and therefore can not easily be adjusted to do further analyses. Here we present AliTV with its outstanding feature of interactive visualization of whole genome alignments. It thereby facilitates the comparative analysis of whole genomes, one of the bottle necks in modern biology. AliTV is freely available at
doi:10.5281/zenodo.32014 fatcat:4khzlokwajgtrdwegky36rv3zu