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MapViewer


NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 54
National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20894, USA

Database Description

The Map Viewer is a tool of Entrez Genomes that provides special browsing capabilities for eukaryotic chromosomes. It allows the user to view and search an organism's complete genome, display chromosome maps, and zoom into progressively greater levels of detail, down to the sequence data for a region of interest. If multiple maps are available for a chromosome, it displays them aligned to each other based on shared marker and gene names, and, for the sequence maps, based on a common sequence coordinate system. The organisms currently represented in the Map Viewer are listed on the Map Viewer home page http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mapview/. The number and types of available maps vary by organism, and are described in the "data and search tips" file provided for each organism.


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