Hawkeye: an interactive visual analytics tool for genome assemblies
1 Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Biomolecular Sciences Building, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 20742, USA
2 Department of Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction Lab, A.V. Williams Building, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 20742, USA
Genome Biology 2007, 8:R34 doi:10.1186/gb-2007-8-3-r34Published: 9 March 2007
Genome sequencing remains an inexact science, and genome sequences can contain significant errors if they are not carefully examined. Hawkeye is our new visual analytics tool for genome assemblies, designed to aid in identifying and correcting assembly errors. Users can analyze all levels of an assembly along with summary statistics and assembly metrics, and are guided by a ranking component towards likely mis-assemblies. Hawkeye is freely available and released as part of the open source AMOS project http://amos.sourceforge.net/hawkeye webcite.