Authors: Balázs Tukora, Christoph Anthes, Paul Heinzlreiter, Dieter Kranzlmüller
Abstract: A novel visualization technique facilitates the comparative analysis of large-scale genome data. It reveals the relationships among multiple compared genome sequences by combining three traditional and well-established representations of comparative genomic data: the dot plot, the gradient view and the linear representation of inter-genome connections. By integrating them into a single three-dimensional structure and offering dynamic exploration, a significantly more powerful visualization is provided. Being able to rotate the axonometric representation of the three-dimensional data freely enables the user to easily link semantics of different representations with each other and therefore getting a deeper understanding of the sequences and their relations.