Circleator: Flexible Circular Visualization of Genome-Associated Data

Circleator is a Perl application that generates circular figures of genome-associated data. It leverages BioPerl to support standard annotation and sequence file formats and produces publication-quality SVG output. It is designed to be both flexible and easy to use.

rna-seq

It includes a library of circular track types and predefined configuration files for common use-cases, including:

  1. visualizing gene annotation and DNA sequence data from a GenBank flat file,
  2. displaying patterns of gene conservation in related microbial strains,
  3. showing SNPs and indels relative to a reference genome and gene set, and
  4. viewing RNA-Seq plots.

Availability – Circleator is freely available under the Artistic License 2.0 from http://jonathancrabtree.github.io/Circleator/ and is integrated with the CloVR cloud-based sequence analysis VM, which can be downloaded from http://clovr.org or run on Amazon EC2.

Contact: jcrabtree@som.umaryland.edu

Crabtree J, Agrawal S, Mahurkar A, Myers GS, Rasko DA, White O. (2014) Circleator: Flexible Circular Visualization of Genome-Associated Data with BioPerl and SVG. Bioinformatics [Epub ahead of print]. [abstract]