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BRIG specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_00929
Alternative name BLAST Ring Image Generator
Software type Package/Module
Interface Graphical user interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Computer skills Medium
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Scott A Beatson

Publication for BLAST Ring Image Generator

BRIG citations


Two New Lytic Bacteriophages of the Myoviridae Family Against Carbapenem Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii

Front Microbiol
PMCID: 5936750
PMID: 29760690
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00850

[…] were identified using tRNAscan-SE (Lowe, ) and ARAGON (Laslett and Canback, ).The comparative genomic analysis between our bacteriophages and those deposited in GenBank was performed using BLASTn and BLAST Ring Image Generator (BRIG) (Alikhan et al., ). The newest proposal of International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) ( […]


Heavy Metal Susceptibility of Escherichia coli Isolated from Urine Samples from Sweden, Germany, and Spain

Antimicrob Agents Chemother
PMCID: 5923176
PMID: 29530862
DOI: 10.1128/AAC.00209-18

[…] ackages ggplot2 and genoPlotR) (R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria). The location of the ars operon on the E. coli chromosome was visualized using the BLAST Ring Image Generator (BRIG) (v0.95) (), with the finished chromosome sequence of E. coli MG1655 (GenBank accession number U00096.3) as a reference. […]


Genome comparison of different Zymomonas mobilis strains provides insights on conservation of the evolution

PLoS One
PMCID: 5919020
PMID: 29694430
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195994

[…] ied for whole chromosome genome comparison and plasmid genome comparison []. A circular genomic map for the genomes of 8 Z. mobilis strains genomes were compared using the BLAST Ring Image Generator (BRIG) []. […]


Canada Wide Epidemic of emm74 Group A Streptococcus Invasive Disease

PMCID: 5952926
PMID: 29780850
DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofy085
call_split See protocol

[…] hylogenetic trees (1000 bootstrap replications) using SplitsTree4 []. Contigs were annotated with Prokka []. Recombination was evaluated using BRATNextGen []. Genome visualizations were created using BRIG []. Detailed bioinformatics methods are presented in the . […]


Infection by a Giant Virus (AaV) Induces Widespread Physiological Reprogramming in Aureococcus anophagefferens CCMP1984 – A Harmful Bloom Algae

Front Microbiol
PMCID: 5917014
PMID: 29725322
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00752
call_split See protocol

[…] by library size. Values from biological replicates at each time point were averaged prior to hierarchical clustering of the viral gene expression. Figure summarizing this data was constructed using BRIG software (). The putative early promoter motif of AaV was detected using MEME () in discriminative mode. The E-values associated with the discovered motifs are a conservative estimate of the numb […]


Mansonella ozzardi mitogenome and pseudogene characterisation provides new perspectives on filarial parasite systematics and CO 1 barcoding

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5906601
PMID: 29670192
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-24382-3
call_split See protocol

[…] NAs and tRNAs was done using MITOS and Arwen software and validated manually by comparing homologous regions with a Loa loa mitochondria reference in Artemis. A mitogenome map was generated using the BRIG software package. […]


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BRIG institution(s)
Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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Anonymous user #284

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Looks like a nice product for small genome comparison. At lest the documentation is fine and product works according to instruction.
I'm curious, there was mention about to use BRIG in a command line. But I didn't met any description - in fact only how to start from command line.
A reason I curious is does it possible to install BRIG as a part of web site to generate images based on client's data?

Fabien Pichon

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I tried to used it in command line, and I simply could not... It's seems to work fine with GUI, but this is not very useful for including in a pipeline..