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This free open source C# application creates visualizations of FASTA formatted DNA nucleotide data. DDV can download FASTA sequences from NIH, or use local FASTA formatted files. DDV generates interfaces based on OpenSeadragon multiscale visualizations of DNA combined with BioJS data browsing.

The interfaces generated by DDV are constructed with multiscale images, HTML, JavaScript, and PHP. Generating interfaces with DDV requires a Windows operating system (7 or higher). The interfaces generated with DDV can be used on any web browser and operating system.


Visualizations generated with DDV can be placed on a web server. The following contains the links to examples of the visualizations generated by Tomasz Neugebauer, Éric Bordeleau, Vincent Burrus and Ryszard Brzezinski with this software: DNA Data Visualizations Generated with DDV Software. These examples include a number of bacteria chromosomes, as well as the entire Homo Sapiens genome.

The source code and image data for these generated examples is also available as a dataset at Zenodo (http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.33608)

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The source code for this application is available at Github.

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Neugebauer T, Bordeleau E, Burrus V, Brzezinski R (2015) DNA Data Visualization (DDV): Software for Generating Web-Based Interfaces Supporting Navigation and Analysis of DNA Sequence Data of Entire Genomes. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0143615. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143615

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The software and visualizations were created by: Tomasz Neugebauer (tomasz.neugebauer@concordia.ca), Concordia University Libraries, Concordia University
Collaboration for the biological aspects of the project: Éric Bordeleau; Vincent Burrus and Ryszard Brzezinski; Département de biologie; Faculté des Sciences; Université de Sherbrooke.