Table 3

GUI and internet-based applications that produce circular comparison images for prokaryote genomes

BRIG

DNAPlotter[12]

CGView Server[13]

GeneWiz Browser[14]

Microbial Genome Viewer[10]

Genome Projector[11]


Supports custom annotations

X

X

X

X

X


Search and load annotations from existing files (e.g. Genbank, EMBL)

X

X


Allows users to use their own genome data

X

X

X

X

X


Use Multi-FASTA as reference sequences

X

X


Internally handles multiple genome comparisons

X

X1

X1


Provides percentage identity and e-value filtering for BLAST

X

X

X


Supports read mapping and visualisation

X

X

X


Natively supports contig and scaffold visualisation

X


Visualises Clusters of Orthologous Genes (COGS) functional grouping.

X

X

X

X

X


Can produce linear images

X

X

X


Shows an interactive image

X

X

X


1 CGView Server and GeneWiz Browser only support three and seven genome comparisons on a single image, respectively.

Alikhan et al. BMC Genomics 2011 12:402   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-402

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