Interesting Genomic Tools

I’ve recently come across some great genomic tools that may be useful for your research.

  • Circos: This is a tool from Martin Krzywinski who described this as: Circos is a Perl application for the generation of publication-quality, circularly composited renditions of genomic data and related annotations. Circos is particularly suited for visualizing alignments, conservation and intra and inter-chromosomal relationships.

  • Genome coverage simulator: This script simulates the manner in which a genome would be covered by the process of mapping or sequencing. In both cases, elements much smaller than the genome size are used to successively cover parts of the genome until (ideally) every area of the genome has been sampled. (Again from Martin Krzywinski)

If you know any more, don’t hesitate to share those with us.