Become aware of genome browser resources with this introductory tutorial. Genome browsers organize tremendous volumes of genome sequence data, adding context to genomic sequence with many types of annotations. Several major genome web browsers are widely used to search, retrieve, and display genome information for human and numerous other species. Here we introduce Ensembl, Map Viewer, UCSC Genome Browser, and the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) browser. We also introduce the GBrowse software system, which is the framework for many additional genome browsers. Biomedical researchers need to be aware of these resources and be able to access the data available within.
You will learn:
This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group Genome Browsers. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:
Ensembl: Ensembl Genome Browser
Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG): IMG is a powerful community resource for the comparative analysis and annotation of microbial genome data.
GBrowse: GBrowse User Introductory Tutorial
Ensembl Legacy: Older version of Ensembl Genome Browser
Map Viewer: Map Viewer Genome Browser from NCBI
Genome Databases (euk) : Genomic databases or repositories primarily aimed at eukaryotic organisms. Some may contain prokaryotic data as well.
Genome Databases (prok + viral) : Genomic databases or repositories primarily aimed at prokaryotic or viral organisms. Some may contain eukaryotic data as well.
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