Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Statistics
Ninth Annual MCBIOS Conference
Journal or Book Title
Dealing with the Omics Data Deluge
February 17-18, 2012
Oxford, MS, USA
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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Zhang et al
Zhang, Lifeng; Berleant, Daniel; Wang, Yi; Li, Ling; Cook, Diane; and Wurtele, Eve S., "BirdsEyeView (BEV): graphical overviews of experimental data" (2012). Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Presentations, Posters and Proceedings. 3.