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Genome2D: a visualization tool for the rapid analysis of bacterial transcriptome data

Richard JS Baerends1, Wiep Klaas Smits1, Anne de Jong1*, Leendert W Hamoen12, Jan Kok1 and Oscar P Kuipers1

Author Affiliations

1 Molecular Genetics, Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, University of Groningen, Kerklaan 30, 9751 NN Haren, The Netherlands

2 Current address: Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RE, UK

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Genome Biology 2004, 5:R37  doi:

Published: 5 April 2004


Genome2D is a Windows-based software tool for visualization of bacterial transcriptome and customized datasets on linear chromosome maps constructed from annotated genome sequences. Genome2D facilitates the analysis of transcriptome data by using different color ranges to depict differences in gene-expression levels on a genome map. Such output format enables visual inspection of the transcriptome data, and will quickly reveal transcriptional units, without prior knowledge of expression level cutoff values. The compiled version of Genome2D is freely available for academic or non-profit use from webcite.