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Osprey: a network visualization system

Bobby-Joe Breitkreutz12, Chris Stark12 and Mike Tyers1*

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

2 These authors contributed equally to this work

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Genome Biology 2003, 4:R22-0012.6  doi:10.1186/gb-2003-4-3-r22

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Published: 27 February 2003


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 datasets can be readily combined with Osprey for comparison of different methods.