A screen capture of the user interface for visualizing contig sets. A user-created contig set containing all contigs with annotation matching the search query “ribosomal” is being compared with the automatically-created contig set containing all contigs for the nematode Litomosoides sigmodontis. At the top of the page is a table showing the colour key and contig count for each contig set, along with buttons to toggle their visibility. Below is an area containing a scatter plot of contigs along with a set of chart controls. The scatter plot displays each contig as a single point, coloured according to the key. The x-axis shows GC content and the y-axis shows coverage on a logarithmic scale. Above and to the right of the scatter plot are histograms showing the same data. Clicking on a single point will take the user to an overview for that contig (see Figure 3). Chart controls allow the user to switch between different types of charts; set the axes; filter the displayed contigs; and zoom in on particular regions of the chart. The full, interactive version of this page can be viewed on the afterParty website .
Jones and Blaxter BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14:301 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-14-301