FancyGene: Dynamic visualization of gene structures and protein domain architectures on genomic loci

Davide Rambaldi, Francesca D. Ciccarelli

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Abstract

FancyGene is a fast and user-friendly web-based tool for producing images of one or more genes directly on the corresponding genomic locus. Starting from a variety of input formats, FancyGene rebuilds the basic components of a gene (UTRs, intron, exons). Once the initial representation is obtained, the user can superimpose additional features - such as protein domains and/or a variety of biological markers - in specific positions. FancyGene is extremely flexible allowing the user to change the resulting image dynamically, modifying colors and shapes and adding and/or removing objects. The output images are generated either in portable network graphics (PNG) or portable document format (PDF) formats and can be used for scientific presentations as well as for publications. The PDF format preserves editing capabilities, allowing picture modification using any vector graphics editor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2281-2282
Number of pages2
JournalBioinformatics
Volume25
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Statistics and Probability

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