BacMap: An interactive picture atlas of annotated bacterial genomes

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  • BacMap is an interactive visual database containing fully labeled, zoomable and searchable chromosome maps from more than 170 bacterial (archaebacterial and eubacterial) species. It uses a recently developed visualization tool (CGView) to generate highresolution circular genome maps from sequence feature information. Each map includes an interface that allows the image to be expanded and rotated. In the default view, identified genes are drawn to scale and colored according to coding directions. When a region of interest is expanded, gene labels are displayed. Each label is hyperlinked to a custom ‘gene card’ which provides several fields of information concerning the corresponding DNA and protein sequences. Each genome map is searchable via a local BLAST search and a gene name/synonym search. BacMap is freely available at http://wishart.

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    • P Stothard, G Van Domselaar, S Shrivistava, AC Guo, B O’Neill, J Cruz, MJ Ellison and DS Wishart. "BacMap: An interactive picture atlas of annotated bacterial genomes." Nucleic Acids Research 33 Database Issue (2005): D317-320. DOI:10.1093/nar/gki075