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Osprey: A Network Visualization System

Bobby-Joe Breitkreutz12, Chris Stark12 and Mike Tyers1*

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1 Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 1X5, Canada

2 These authors contributed equally to this work

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Genome Biology 2002, 3:preprint0012-preprint0012.6  doi:10.1186/gb-2002-3-12-preprint0012

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Published: 21 November 2002


We have developed a software platform called Osprey for visualization and manipulation of complex interaction networks. Osprey builds data-rich graphical representations that are color-coded for gene function and experimental interaction data. Mouse-over functions allow rapid elaboration and organization of network diagrams in a spoke model format. User-defined large-scale data sets can be readily combined with Osprey for comparison of different methods.