Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Tsau Y. Lin
finding genome duplication events, genome duplication, genome visualization, scientific visualization, visualization
Computer Science; Bioinformatics; Genetics
GenomeVectorizer was successfully applied to study NBS-LRR genes and duplication events in Glycine max (soybean). The images of NBS-LRR genes were generated at 50, 60, and 70 percent identity. Images also showed the relationships between the duplication events. At a glance, it was easy to determine that duplication regions include almost half of the genome.
Currently, the user can generate an image at a specified percent identity, highlight gene relationships by clicking on the identity value inside the identity matrix, visit a gene's database entry, and drag chromosomes away from each other.
Kochetkova, Elena, "Finding Duplication Events Using GenomeVectorizer" (2010). Master's Theses. Paper 3872.