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The Generic Genome Browser (GBrowse) is a genome [[Visualization|viewer]] and is [[GMOD]]'s most popular [[GMOD Components|component]]. For a demo of its features, see [http://wormbase.org/db/gb2/gbrowse/c_elegans/ WormBase], [http://flybase.org/cgi-bin/gbrowse/dmel FlyBase], or [http://projects.tcag.ca/cgi-bin/duplication/dupbrowse/human_b35 Human Genome Segmental Duplication Database] and  [[GMOD_Users|others]].
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==Description==
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|type=Genome Visualization & Editing
[[image:gbrowse_screenshot1.gif|right|thumb|350px|GBrowse running on [http://hapmap.org/downloads/index.html HapMap.org] [[Media:gbrowse_screenshot1.gif|Click to view at full resolution]]]]
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|about=GBrowse is a combination of database and interactive web pages for manipulating and displaying annotations on genomes. Features include:
GBrowse is a combination of database and interactive web pages for manipulating and displaying annotations on genomes. Some of its features include:
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* Simultaneous bird's eye and detailed views of the genome.
 
* Simultaneous bird's eye and detailed views of the genome.
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* Customizable [[GBrowse Plugins|plug-in]] architecture (e.g. run [[wp:BLAST|BLAST]], dump & import many formats, find oligonucleotides, [[PrimerDesigner.pm|design primers]], create restriction maps, edit features)
 
* Customizable [[GBrowse Plugins|plug-in]] architecture (e.g. run [[wp:BLAST|BLAST]], dump & import many formats, find oligonucleotides, [[PrimerDesigner.pm|design primers]], create restriction maps, edit features)
  
==GBrowse Versions ==
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Note that the information on this page refers to GBrowse 2; GBrowse 1.x is recommended only for applications where legacy browser support is required and a single database is used.
 
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|open source=Yes
'''GBrowse 1.X''' (currently 1.70) is the older series that has been in use since 2002. It is recommended for applications which use a single database only and which must support legacy browsers.
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|licence=GPL2, Artistic License
 
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|input=GFF3, GFF2
'''GBrowse 2.0''' is a rewrite of the original GBrowse to add dynamic updating via AJAX and a smoother user experience. In addition, it provides administrators with the ability to attach a different genome database to each GBrowse track, making it much easier to manage and update tracks. It also provides a distributed backend system of "slave" renderers, allowing each track to be rendered in parallel on a different machine and significantly increasing performance. GBrowse 2.0 is considered stable,but does not have full internationalization support. In addition, there may be issues with older browsers that do not support newer JavaScript features.
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|release date=2001/01/01
==Installation==
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|logo=GBrowseLogo.png
 
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|screenshot=[[image:GBrowse_screenshot1.png|none|thumb|500px|GBrowse running on [http://hapmap.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/downloads/index.html HapMap.org] [[Media:GBrowse_screenshot1.png|Click to view at full resolution]]]]
GBrowse is [[Glossary#Perl|Perl]]-based. It can be installed using the standard Perl module build procedure, or automated using a network-based install script. In order to use the net installer, you will need to have Perl 5.8.6 or higher and the Apache web server installed. See the step-by-step instructions below for detailed instructions:
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|mail={{MailingListsFor|GBrowse}}Please report bugs to the [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=add&group_id=27707&atid=391291SourceForge Bug Tracker] (select 'Category: Gbrowse').
 
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|dl src=GBrowse can also be found on [http://search.cpan.org CPAN] and in the Debian sid ("unstable") apt package repository and can be installed via apt-get in Ubuntu 12.04 and later.
* [[GBrowse Install HOWTO]]
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|papers=* Using the Generic Genome Browser ([[GBrowse]]). <ref name=PMID:19957275/>
 
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* SNP@Evolution: a hierarchical database of positive selection on the human genome. <ref name=PMID:19732458/> ([[GBrowse]]-related)
* [[GBrowse_MacOSX_HOWTO|Install on MacOSX]]
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* TBrowse: an integrative genomics map of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. <ref name=PMID:19683474/> ([[GBrowse]]-related)
* [[GBrowse_Windows_HOWTO|Install on Windows]]
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* FishMap: a community resource for zebrafish genomics. <ref name=PMID:18554176/> ([[GBrowse]]-related)
* [[GBrowse_Ubuntu_HOWTO|Install on Ubuntu and other Debian-based systems]]
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* Using the Generic Genome Browser ([[GBrowse]]). <ref name=PMID:18428797/>
* [[GBrowse_RPM_HOWTO|Install on Fedora Core and other RPM-based systems]]
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* Genome-Wide Analysis of Nucleotide-Level Variation in Commonly Used Saccharomyces cerevisiae Strains. <ref name=PMID:17389913/>  (See [http://gbrowse.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/gbrowse/yeast_strains_snps/ YSB].)
* [[GBrowse_Gentoo_HOWTO|Install on Gentoo Linux system]]
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* Gbrowse Moby: a Web-based browser for [http://biomoby.open-bio.org/ BioMoby] Services. <ref name=PMID:17147784/>
* [[GBrowse_Install_HOWTO|Source Code Install (for other Linux systems)]]
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* The [[GBrowse|generic genome browser (GBrowse)]]: a building block for a model organism system database. <ref name=PMID:12368253/> [[Media:1599-1.pdf|PDF]]
 
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==Documentation==
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===On-line documentation===
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{{GB doc box}}
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|tutorials=; [[GBrowse Tutorial|GBrowse tutorial from 2012 GMOD Summer School]]. This relies heavily on the {{GBrowseAdminTutorialLink| GBrowse Administration Tutorial}}.
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: Demonstrates setting up, configuring and using [[GBrowse]] with some sample data. GBrowse is provided on an Amazon Machine Image; see [[Cloud|GMOD in the Cloud]] for more information on getting a GMOD AMI.
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; [[GBrowse Tutorial 2010|GBrowse tutorial from 2010 GMOD Summer School]]
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: Set up and run [[GBrowse]] with sample data. It provides a VMware image to work on, and relies heavily on the {{GBrowseAdminTutorialLink|GBrowse Administration Tutorial}}.
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; {{GBrowseAdminTutorialLink|GBrowse Administration Tutorial}}
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: Step by step guide on how to configure and load data into [[GBrowse]].  Administration tutorials are available for both the {{GBrowseAdminTutorialLink|current version}}, and the earlier {{GBrowse1AdminTutorialLink|1.x versions}}.
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;[http://search.cpan.org/dist/GBrowse/htdocs/general_help.html Usage tutorial]
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:GBrowse usage tutorial
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; [[GBrowse NGS Tutorial]]
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: Instructions on how to visualize [[next generation sequencing]] data in GBrowse using [http://samtools.sourceforge.net SAMtools].  The tutorial includes a starting VMware image, and uses the example data that comes with SAMtools.
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; [http://youtu.be/jxA6VMN97Y8 GBrowse video tutorial]
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: Produced by [http://eupathdb.org EuPathDB]; please direct praise and thanks to them!
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; [http://www.openhelix.com/gbrowse GBrowse User Tutorial] at [http://www.openhelix.com OpenHelix]
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: A Flash based tutorial on using GBrowse.  Provided by [http://www.openhelix.com OpenHelix].  Tutorial includes slides, handouts and exercises. NB: this tutorial is for [[GBrowse 1.x]]
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|req=GBrowse is [[Glossary#Perl|Perl]]-based and the GBrowse 2.x modules are [http://search.cpan.org/dist/GBrowse/ hosted on CPAN]. GBrowse can be installed using the standard Perl module build procedure, or automated using a network-based install script. In order to use the net installer, you will need to have Perl 5.8.6 or higher and the Apache web server installed.
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|install=* [[GBrowse_2.0_Install_HOWTO|GBrowse 2.x installation guide]]
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* [[GBrowse 2.0 Install HOWTO/Advanced|Advanced]]
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* [[GBrowse 2.0 Install Paths|Install Paths]]
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|config=* [[GBrowse 2.0 Configuration HOWTO|Configuration guide]]
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** [[GBrowse Configuration/Authentication|Authentication]]
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** [[GBrowse Configuration/Balloons|Balloons]]
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** [[GBrowse Configuration/DAS|DAS]]
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** [[GBrowse Configuration/Feature frequency histograms|Feature Frequency Histograms]]
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** [[GBrowse Configuration/Glyphs|Glyphs]]
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** [[GBrowse Configuration/I18n|I18n]]
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** [[GBrowse Configuration/Images|Images]]
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** [[GBrowse Configuration/URL schema|URL schema]]
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* [[Creating and Managing Subtracks with GBrowse2|Subtracks]]
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* [[GBrowse Adaptors]]
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* [[GBrowse Backends]]
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|doc=* [[GBrowse FAQ]]
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* [http://search.cpan.org/dist/GBrowse/htdocs/annotation_help.html Annotation Help]
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* Balloons:
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** [[GBrowse Popup Balloons]]
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** [[GBrowse Balloon Tips|Balloon Tips]]
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* [[GBrowse Persistent Variables]]
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* [[GBrowse img]]
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* [[Glyphs and Glyph Options]]
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* [[RubberBandSelection|Rubber Band Selection]]
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* [[Gbrowse Benchmarking]]
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* [[GBrowse User Uploads]]
  
 
===POD documentation===
 
===POD documentation===
There are many useful POD documents included with the distribution.  These are converted to HTML files when you install the package, and can be found in /gbrowse/docs/pod:
 
  
* {{SF_SVN|Generic-Genome-Browser/trunk/docs/pod/BIOSQL_ADAPTER_HOWTO.pod|BIOSQL_ADAPTER_HOWTO.pod}}
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There are many useful POD documents included with the distribution. These are converted to HTML files when you install the package, and can be found in /gbrowse/docs/pod.
* {{SF_SVN|Generic-Genome-Browser/trunk/docs/pod/GENBANK_HOWTO.pod|GENBANK_HOWTO.pod}}
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* {{SF_SVN|Generic-Genome-Browser/trunk/docs/pod/PLUGINS_HOWTO.pod|PLUGINS_HOWTO.pod}}
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* {{SF_SVN|Generic-Genome-Browser/trunk/docs/pod/INSTALL.MacOSX.pod|INSTALL.MacOSX.pod}}
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* {{SF_SVN|Generic-Genome-Browser/trunk/docs/pod/DAS_HOWTO.pod|DAS_HOWTO.pod}}
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* {{SF_SVN|Generic-Genome-Browser/trunk/docs/pod/INSTALL.pod|INSTALL.pod}}
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* {{SF_SVN|Generic-Genome-Browser/trunk/docs/pod/README-chado.pod|README-chado.pod}}
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* {{SF_SVN|Generic-Genome-Browser/trunk/docs/pod/FAQ.pod|FAQ.pod}}
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* {{SF_SVN|Generic-Genome-Browser/trunk/docs/pod/MAKE_IMAGES_HOWTO.pod|MAKE_IMAGES_HOWTO.pod}}
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* {{SF_SVN|Generic-Genome-Browser/trunk/docs/pod/README-gff-files.pod|README-gff-files.pod}} (see also [[GFF]])
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* {{SF_SVN|Generic-Genome-Browser/trunk/docs/pod/GBROWSE_IMG.pod|GBROWSE_IMG.pod}}
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* {{SF_SVN|Generic-Genome-Browser/trunk/docs/pod/ORACLE_AND_POSTGRESQL.pod|ORACLE_AND_POSTGRESQL.pod}}
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* {{SF_SVN|Generic-Genome-Browser/trunk/docs/pod/README-lucegene.pod|README-lucegene.pod}}
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Since these are in Perl POD format these files may contain formatting code when viewed in a Web browser.
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GBrowse 2.x pod documents can also be viewed online at CPAN:
  
==Downloads==
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* {{GBrowse_pod|FAQ}}
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* {{GBrowse_pod|INSTALL}}
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* {{GBrowse_pod|INSTALL.MacOSX}}
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* {{GBrowse_pod|README-chado}}
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* {{GBrowse_pod|README-gff-files}} (see also [[GFF]])
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* {{GBrowse_pod|README-lucegene}}
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* {{GBrowse_pod|BIOSQL_ADAPTER_HOWTO}}
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* {{GBrowse_pod|GENBANK_HOWTO}}
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* {{GBrowse_pod|PLUGINS_HOWTO}}
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* {{GBrowse_pod|DAS_HOWTO}}
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* {{GBrowse_pod|MAKE_IMAGES_HOWTO}}
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* {{GBrowse_pod|GBROWSE_IMG}}
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* {{GBrowse_pod|ORACLE_AND_POSTGRESQL}}
  
=== Source Code Download (tar.gz file) ===
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===Installation===
  
Download the source from the [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=27707 SourceForge download page].
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* [[GBrowse_2.0_Install_HOWTO|GBrowse 2.x installation guide]]
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* [[GBrowse 2.0 Install HOWTO/Advanced|Advanced]]
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* [[GBrowse 2.0 Install Paths|Install Paths]]
  
=== Net-based Installer Script ===
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===Configuration===
  
The net installer script, located at {{SF_SVN|Generic-Genome-Browser/trunk/bin/gbrowse_netinstall.pl|the GBrowse SVN repository}} will automatically download and install GBrowse and its Perl libraries for you. See [[#Installation|Installation]] for details on using this script.
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* [[GBrowse 2.0 Configuration HOWTO|Configuration guide]]
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** [[GBrowse Configuration/Authentication|Authentication]]
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** [[GBrowse Configuration/Balloons|Balloons]]
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** [[GBrowse Configuration/DAS|DAS]]
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** [[GBrowse Configuration/Feature frequency histograms|Feature Frequency Histograms]]
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** [[GBrowse Configuration/Glyphs|Glyphs]]
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** [[GBrowse Configuration/I18n|I18n]]
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** [[GBrowse Configuration/Images|Images]]
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** [[GBrowse Configuration/URL schema|URL schema]]
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* [[Creating and Managing Subtracks with GBrowse2|Subtracks]]
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* [[GBrowse Adaptors]]
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* [[GBrowse Backends]]
  
=== SVN ===
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===Documentation===
  
There are often new features and bug fixes in the current development version which have not yet been released. To get the latest version, please use [[Subversion]] (SVN). The recommended branch to use is ''trunk'', which is usually stable:
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* [[GBrowse FAQ]]
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* [http://search.cpan.org/dist/GBrowse/htdocs/annotation_help.html Annotation Help]
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* Balloons:
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** [[GBrowse Popup Balloons]]
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** [[GBrowse Balloon Tips|Balloon Tips]]
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* [[GBrowse Persistent Variables]]
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* [[GBrowse img]]
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* [[Glyphs and Glyph Options]]
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* [[RubberBandSelection|Rubber Band Selection]]
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* [[Gbrowse Benchmarking]]
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* [[GBrowse User Uploads]]
  
  svn co https://gmod.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/gmod/Generic-Genome-Browser/trunk Generic-Genome-Browser
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===POD documentation===
 
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Once you have successfully checked out the Generic-Genome-Browser distribution, fetch recent changes by executing <code>svn update</code> inside the <code>Generic-Genome-Browser</code> directory.
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You can also browse the {{SF_SVN|Generic-Genome-Browser|GBrowse SVN}}.
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==== 1.x Development Version ====
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  svn co https://gmod.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/gmod/Generic-Genome-Browser/branches/stable Generic-Genome-Browser
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== About Databases ==
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{{:GBrowse Adaptors}}
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==Contacts==
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Please report bugs to the SourceForge [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=add&group_id=27707&atid=391291 Bug Tracker] (select 'Category: Gbrowse').
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{{MailingListsFor|GBrowse}}
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There are many useful POD documents included with the distribution. These are converted to HTML files when you install the package, and can be found in /gbrowse/docs/pod.
  
== Logo ==
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GBrowse 2.x pod documents can also be viewed online at CPAN:
  
The [[:Image:GBrowseLogo.png|GBrowse logo]] was created by [mailto:alexisnb1@yahoo.com Alex Read], a participant in the [[Spring 2010 Logo Program]], while a design student at [http://www.linn-benton.edu Linn-Benton Community College].
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* [http://search.cpan.org/dist/GBrowse/docs/pod/FAQ.pod FAQ]
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* [http://search.cpan.org/dist/GBrowse/docs/pod/INSTALL.pod INSTALL]
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* [http://search.cpan.org/dist/GBrowse/docs/pod/INSTALL.MacOSX.pod INSTALL.MacOSX]
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* [http://search.cpan.org/dist/GBrowse/docs/pod/README-chado.pod README-chado]
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* [http://search.cpan.org/dist/GBrowse/docs/pod/README-gff-files.pod README-gff-files] (see also [[GFF]])
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* [http://search.cpan.org/dist/GBrowse/docs/pod/README-lucegene.pod README-lucegene]
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* [http://search.cpan.org/dist/GBrowse/docs/pod/BIOSQL_ADAPTER_HOWTO.pod BIOSQL_ADAPTER_HOWTO]
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* [http://search.cpan.org/dist/GBrowse/docs/pod/GENBANK_HOWTO.pod GENBANK_HOWTO]
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* [http://search.cpan.org/dist/GBrowse/docs/pod/PLUGINS_HOWTO.pod PLUGINS_HOWTO]
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* [http://search.cpan.org/dist/GBrowse/docs/pod/DAS_HOWTO.pod DAS_HOWTO]
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* [http://search.cpan.org/dist/GBrowse/docs/pod/MAKE_IMAGES_HOWTO.pod MAKE_IMAGES_HOWTO]
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* [http://search.cpan.org/dist/GBrowse/docs/pod/GBROWSE_IMG.pod GBROWSE_IMG]
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* [http://search.cpan.org/dist/GBrowse/docs/pod/ORACLE_AND_POSTGRESQL.pod ORACLE_AND_POSTGRESQL]
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|logo info=The [[:File:GBrowseLogo.png|GBrowse logo]] was created by [mailto:alexisnb1@yahoo.com Alex Read], a participant in the [[Spring 2010 Logo Program]], while a design student at [http://www.linnbenton.edu Linn-Benton Community College].
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|see also=[[JBrowse]], the successor to GBrowse, built with JavaScript for a faster, more interactive user experience; and [[WebGBrowse]], a tool for configuring GBrowse.
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|extra={{GitcComponent}}
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|survey link=GBrowse
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|contact email=lincoln.stein@gmail.com; scott@scottcain.net
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==References==
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<references/>
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|linkurl=http://sourceforge.net/projects/gmod/files/Generic%20Genome%20Browser/
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|linkurl=https://github.com/GMOD/GBrowse
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|linkurl=http://www.wormbase.org/tools/genome/gbrowse/c_elegans/
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[[Category:GBrowse]]
 
[[Category:GBrowse]]
 
[[Category:GMOD Components]]
 
[[Category:GMOD Components]]

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GBrowse logo
Status
  • Mature release
  • Development: active
  • Support: active
Licence
{{{PAGENAME}}} is open source

GPL 2.0, Artistic License 2.0

Resources


About Generic Genome Browser (GBrowse)

GBrowse is a combination of database and interactive web pages for manipulating and displaying annotations on genomes. Features include:

  • Simultaneous bird's eye and detailed views of the genome.
  • Scroll, zoom, center.
  • Use a variety of premade glyphs or create your own.
  • Attach arbitrary URLs to any annotation.
  • Order and appearance of tracks are customizable by administrator and end-user.
  • Search by annotation ID, name, or comment.
  • Supports third party annotation using GFF formats.
  • Settings persist across sessions.
  • DNA and GFF dumps.
  • Connectivity to different databases, including BioSQL and Chado.
  • Multi-language support.
  • Third-party feature loading.
  • Customizable plug-in architecture (e.g. run BLAST, dump & import many formats, find oligonucleotides, design primers, create restriction maps, edit features)

Note that the information on this page refers to GBrowse 2; GBrowse 1.x is recommended only for applications where legacy browser support is required and a single database is used.


Visit the GBrowse website.

Screenshots

Downloads

GBrowse can also be found on CPAN and in the Debian sid ("unstable") apt package repository and can be installed via apt-get in Ubuntu 12.04 and later.

Using GBrowse

System Requirements

GBrowse is Perl-based and the GBrowse 2.x modules are hosted on CPAN. GBrowse can be installed using the standard Perl module build procedure, or automated using a network-based install script. In order to use the net installer, you will need to have Perl 5.8.6 or higher and the Apache web server installed.

Installation

Configuration

Documentation

POD documentation

There are many useful POD documents included with the distribution. These are converted to HTML files when you install the package, and can be found in /gbrowse/docs/pod.

GBrowse 2.x pod documents can also be viewed online at CPAN:

Installation

Configuration

Documentation

POD documentation

There are many useful POD documents included with the distribution. These are converted to HTML files when you install the package, and can be found in /gbrowse/docs/pod.

GBrowse 2.x pod documents can also be viewed online at CPAN:

Publications, Tutorials, and Presentations

Publications on or mentioning GBrowse

  • Using the Generic Genome Browser (GBrowse). [1]
  • SNP@Evolution: a hierarchical database of positive selection on the human genome. [2] (GBrowse-related)
  • TBrowse: an integrative genomics map of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. [3] (GBrowse-related)
  • FishMap: a community resource for zebrafish genomics. [4] (GBrowse-related)
  • Using the Generic Genome Browser (GBrowse). [5]
  • Genome-Wide Analysis of Nucleotide-Level Variation in Commonly Used Saccharomyces cerevisiae Strains. [6] (See YSB.)
  • Gbrowse Moby: a Web-based browser for BioMoby Services. [7]
  • The generic genome browser (GBrowse): a building block for a model organism system database. [8] PDF

Tutorials

GBrowse tutorial from 2012 GMOD Summer School. This relies heavily on the GBrowse2 Admin Tutorial.
Demonstrates setting up, configuring and using GBrowse with some sample data. GBrowse is provided on an Amazon Machine Image; see GMOD in the Cloud for more information on getting a GMOD AMI.
GBrowse tutorial from 2010 GMOD Summer School
Set up and run GBrowse with sample data. It provides a VMware image to work on, and relies heavily on the GBrowse2 Admin Tutorial.
GBrowse2 Admin Tutorial
Step by step guide on how to configure and load data into GBrowse. Administration tutorials are available for both the GBrowse2 Admin Tutorial, and the earlier 1.x versions.
Usage tutorial
GBrowse usage tutorial
GBrowse NGS Tutorial
Instructions on how to visualize next generation sequencing data in GBrowse using SAMtools. The tutorial includes a starting VMware image, and uses the example data that comes with SAMtools.
GBrowse video tutorial
Produced by EuPathDB; please direct praise and thanks to them!
GBrowse User Tutorial at OpenHelix
A Flash based tutorial on using GBrowse. Provided by OpenHelix. Tutorial includes slides, handouts and exercises. NB: this tutorial is for GBrowse 1.x


Contacts and Mailing Lists

Mailing List Link Description Archive(s)
GBrowse & GBrowse_syn gmod-gbrowse GBrowse and GBrowse_syn users and developers. Gmane, Nabble (2010/05+), Sourceforge
gmod-gbrowse-cmts Code updates. Sourceforge
Please report bugs to the Bug Tracker (select 'Category: Gbrowse').

GBrowse in the wild

Public installations of GBrowse:



See also

JBrowse, the successor to GBrowse, built with JavaScript for a faster, more interactive user experience; and WebGBrowse, a tool for configuring GBrowse.

More on GBrowse

See Category:GBrowse

The GBrowse logo was created by Alex Read, a participant in the Spring 2010 Logo Program, while a design student at Linn-Benton Community College.

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Available on platformweb +
Has URLhttp://sourceforge.net/projects/gmod/files/Generic%20Genome%20Browser/ +, https://github.com/GMOD/GBrowse +, http://gbrowse.org +, http://www.wormbase.org/tools/genome/gbrowse/c_elegans/ +, http://flybase.org/cgi-bin/gbrowse/dmel + and http://hapmap.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-perl/gbrowse/gbrowse +
Has descriptionGBrowse is a combination of database and iGBrowse is a combination of database and interactive web pages for manipulating and displaying annotations on genomes. Features include:
  • Simultaneous bird's eye and detailed views of the genome.
  • Scroll, zoom, center.
  • Use a variety of premade glyphs or create your own.
  • Attach arbitrary URLs to any annotation.
  • Order and appearance of tracks are customizable by administrator and end-user.
  • Search by annotation ID, name, or comment.
  • Supports third party annotation using GFF formats.
  • Settings persist across sessions.
  • DNA and GFF dumps.
  • Connectivity to different databases, including BioSQL and Chado.
  • Multi-language support.
  • Third-party feature loading.
  • Customizable plug-in architecture (e.g. run BLAST, dump & import many formats, find oligonucleotides, design primers, create restriction maps, edit features)
Note that the information on this page refers to GBrowse 2; GBrowse 1.x is recommended only for applications where legacy browser support is required and a single database is used.
is required and a single database is used. +
Has development statusactive +
Has full nameGeneric Genome Browser +
Has input formatGFF3 + and GFF2 +
Has licenceGPL2 + and Artistic License +
Has logoGBrowseLogo.png +
Has software maturity statusmature +
Has support statusactive +
Has titleWormBase +, FlyBase + and HapMap +
Has topicGBrowse +
Is open sourceYes +
Link typedownload +, source code +, website + and wild URL +
Release date1 January 2001 +
Tool functionality or classificationGenome Visualization & Editing +
Written in languagePerl +
Has subobjectThis property is a special property in this wiki.GBrowse#http://sourceforge.net/projects/gmod/files/Generic%20Genome%20Browser/ +, GBrowse#https://github.com/GMOD/GBrowse +, GBrowse#http://gbrowse.org +, GBrowse#http://www.wormbase.org/tools/genome/gbrowse/c_elegans/ +, GBrowse#http://flybase.org/cgi-bin/gbrowse/dmel + and GBrowse#http://hapmap.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-perl/gbrowse/gbrowse +