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.
It includes a library of circular track types and predefined configuration files for common use-cases, including:
- visualizing gene annotation and DNA sequence data from a GenBank flat file,
- displaying patterns of gene conservation in related microbial strains,
- showing SNPs and indels relative to a reference genome and gene set, and
- 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.