Affiliations: Bioinformatics Centre, Molecular Biology &
Genetic Engineering, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology,
Pantnagar, Uttaranchal – 263145, India | Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics,
Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Solan, Himachal Pradesh
– 173215, India
Abstract: Recent sequencing of genomes of several microorganisms provides an
opportunity to have access to huge volumes of data stored in various databases.
This has resulted in the development of various computational and visualization
tools to aid in retrieval and analysis of data. Development of user friendly
genome data mapping and visualization tools facilitates researchers to closely
examine various features of genes and make inferences from the displayed data
efficiently. PGV – Prokaryotic Genome Viewer is a Java based web application
tool capable of generating high quality interactive circular chromosome maps.
With simple mouse roll over tasks on the interested region on the displayed
map, the user is provided with features such as feature labeling, multi-fold
zooming, image rotation and hyperlinking to different information resources.
The tool is capable of instantaneously generating maps using user-supplied