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WebGBrowse - A Web Server for GBrowse Configuration Made Easy
WebGBrowse at the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics

WebGBrowse is a web site that guides users through the process of creating a GBrowse configuration file and then shows them how their data renders with that configuration. Users can configure GBrowse, either from scratch, or by uploading a preexisting GBrowse configuration file. Tracks are defined using a graphical user interface where users first select the glyph to use (over 40 glyphs are currently supported), and are then prompted for that glyph's settings. Data is provided by uploading a GFF3 file.

WebGBrowse has an extensive tutorial and FAQ, and was just published in Bioinformatics. WebGBrowse is open source and can also be installed locally.

WebGBrowse was created by Ram Podicheti, Rajesh Gollapudi, and Qunfeng Dong, all of the The Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics (CGB) at Indiana University - Bloomington. WebGBrowse was first presented by Ram Podicheti at the January 2009 GMOD Meeting.

WebGBrowse is an excellent way to get started with GBrowse, and to learn what glyphs are available, and what options each glyph supports. Please contact the CGB if you have any questions.

Dave Clements
GMOD Help Desk

Posted to the GMOD News on 2009/04/22