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multi-Genome Synteny Viewer mGSV


A web-based synteny visualization tool that enhances the original functionalities of GSV by allowing biologists to upload their own datasets and visualize the synteny among multiple genomes simultaneously in a single integrated view. Users can navigate through all the selected genomes in either pairwise or multiple viewing mode to examine conserved genomic regions as well as the accompanying genome annotations. Besides serving users who manually interact with the web server, mGSV also provides Web Services for machine-to-machine communication to accept data sent by other remote resources. The novel design and the implementation of mGSV provide the research community with an important alternative to currently available tools. Multiple genomes can be presented in a single integrated view with an enhanced user interface.

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mGSV specifications

Web user interface, Application programming interface
Input data:
A mandatory genome synteny data file is required to use mGSV along with an optional genome annotation data file.
Programming languages:
Javascript, PHP
Computer skills:
Restrictions to use:
Output data:
Tab-delimited text
Database management system:

mGSV distribution


mGSV support


  • Qunfeng Dong <>


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Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA; The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA; Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA

Funding source(s)

NIH grant 1RC2HG005806-01; a Research Initiative Grant at University of North Texas; the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education Program; a TAMS research fellowship

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