Genome Workbench – rich set of integrated tools for studying and analyzing genetic data

NCBI Genome Workbench is an integrated application for viewing and analyzing sequences. Genome Workbench can be used to browse data in GenBank and combine this data with your own private data.

Genome Workbench can display sequence data in many ways, including graphical sequence views, various alignment views, phylogenetic tree views, and tabular views of data. It can also align your private data to data in public databases, display your data in the context of public data, and retrieve BLAST results.

Genome Workbench offers researchers a rich set of integrated tools for studying and analyzing genetic data. Users can explore and compare data from multiple sources including the NCBI databases or the user’s own private data.

Data analysis in Genome Workbench is supported by an advanced suite of industry standard alignment tools including BLAST, Clustal, Kalign, MAAFT among others. Learning and Discovery is accomplished along the way. When a researcher studies and analyzes results with Genome Workbench, he or she views the data in novel ways that leads to new understanding and discovery.

With the included tools you can create phylogenetic trees, alignments, tabular view etc. of data to graphically display data analyses in publications and presentations.

Features include:

  • Organizes your data into Projects. A Genome Workbench Project is a combination of data that semantically go together. Data inside a project can communicate more easily with other data inside the same project.
  • Shows sequences and alignments.
    • For a sequence Genome Workbench can display:
      • Feature Table View.
      • Graphical Sequence View.
      • SNP Table View.
    • For an alignment Genome Workbench can display:
      • Alignment Span View.
      • Alignment Summary View.
      • Cross Align View.
      • Dot Matrix View.
      • Multi-pane Cross Alignment View.
      • Multiple Alignment View.
      • Tree View.
    • Display for any type of data are:
      • Generic Table View.
      • Sequence Text View.
      • Text View.
  • Search view is a view that combines many modes of data mining into one interface.
  • Selection inspector provides a means for evaluating all the selected objects in Genome Workbench. The selection inspector has three modes of operation (Table, Brief Text, and Full Text).
  • Broadcasting – allows the sharing of selected objects between multiple active views. Users interact with the currently focused view, and that view lets the other open views know what is happening. Depending on the context, views can broadcast sequence ids, selected locations on molecules, visual ranges, nodes of trees, etc.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

Website: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/tools/gbench
Developer: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine
License: NCBI Public Domain License

Genome Workbench is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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