With the number of sequenced and annotated genomes continuously increasing, there is a need for new algorithms and tools for comparative analyses both at the nucleotide and genic levels. The Genome Context Viewer (GCV) is an OSS tool that enables comparative genomics by using gene families as a unit of search and comparison. It currently uses Chado as a reference implementation for its data services and can be integrated with other GMOD components via a service layer/API. This work will create an extension module that will integrate new and existing pan-genomics algorithms into GCV while leveraging the existing UI for visualization purposes. This will help to serve communities facing the challenges of having multiple reference genomes within a single species, as well as improving GCV’s utility for clade-oriented resources.

Student

Alan Cleary

Mentors

  • adf_ncgr
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2017