BirdsEyeView (BEV): graphical overviews of experimental data

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2012-01-01
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Zhang, Lifeng
Berleant, Daniel
Wang, Yi
Cook, Diane
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Li, Ling
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Background: Analyzing global experimental data can be tedious and time-consuming. Thus, helping biologists see results as quickly and easily as possible can facilitate biological research, and is the purpose of the software we describe.

Results: We present BirdsEyeView, a software system for visualizing experimental transcriptomic data using different views that users can switch among and compare. BirdsEyeView graphically maps data to three views: Cellular Map (currently a plant cell), Pathway Tree with dynamic mapping, and Gene Ontology http://www. geneontology.org Biological Processes and Molecular Functions. By displaying color-coded values for transcript levels across different views, BirdsEyeView can assist users in developing hypotheses about their experiment results.

Conclusions: BirdsEyeView is a software system available as a Java Webstart package for visualizing transcriptomic data in the context of different biological views to assist biologists in investigating experimental results. BirdsEyeView can be obtained from http://metnetdb.org/MetNet_BirdsEyeView.htm.

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This is a proceeding from Ninth Annual MCBIOS Conference. Dealing with the Omics Data Deluge 13 (2012): S11, doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-13-S15-S11. Posted with permission.

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