Synteny Portal specifications

Unique identifier:
Restrictions to use:
Output data:
SynCircos: an interactive Circos plot; SynBrowser: a plot showing connections between homologous blocks between two species and a gene browser displaying reference genes within synteny blocks; SynSearcher: (i) the details of the BLAST output for the top-matched alignment result, (ii) the coordinates of identified pairwise synteny blocks and (iii) a Circos plot visualizing the synteny blocks; SynBuilder: (i) the coordinates of synteny blocks and (ii) an interactive Circos plot depicting syntenic relationships among the chosen species
Computer skills:
Web user interface
Input data:
SynCircos: user-selected reference and target species, genome assembly version of the selected species, chromosome number, a resolution for the synteny blocks and an image format for visualization in the Circos plot; SynBrowser: only four user-selected parameters: a reference species, a reference chromosome, a target species and a synteny block resolution; SynSearcher: a user-provided DNA or protein sequence can be directly inserted in a text box or uploaded as a file in a FASTA format; SynBuilder: the selection of a reference, target and optional outgroup species, and a resolution for the synteny blocks
Programming languages:
Javascript, Perl, PHP


  • SynCircos
  • SynBrowser
  • SynSearcher
  • SynBuilder

Synteny Portal support



  • Jaebum Kim <>


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Department of Animal Biotechnology, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea; Department of Clinical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Funding source(s)

Supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning [2014M3C9A3063544, 2013R1A1A2008183, 2011-619-E0002].

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