SynBrowse (Synteny Browser) is a
generic sequence comparison tool for visualizing genome alignments both
within and between species. It is intended to help scientists study and
analyze synteny, homologous genes and other conserved elements between
sequences. This software is useful in studying genome duplication and
evolution. It can also aid in identifying uncharacterized genes, putative
regulatory elements and novel structural features of study species by
comparing to a well annotated reference sequence, thus enabling genome
curators to refine and edit annotations of species that have incomplete
SynBrowse is a GBrowse family software tool that runs on top of the open source Bioperl modules Bio::Graphics and Bio::DB::GFF. It also uses some modules of GBrowse (e.g. the configuration and utility codes). SynBrowse is highly compatible with GBrowse.
If you want to find the software description in more detail, please check out this paper.
As an example, we have set up SynBrowse to visualize comparisons in the genomes of plant species
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