MaGnET: Malaria Genome Exploration Tool

Free software tool for visualisation and exploration of integrated Plasmodium falciparum 3D7 functional genomics datasets


Overview

Joanna L. Sharman & Dietlind L. Gerloff (2013).
Bioinformatics 29,2350-2.


The Malaria Genome Exploration Tool is a Java tool for the integrated visualisation of functional genomics data relating to the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum and related species. MaGnET is a 'workbench' style tool for browsing selected functional genomics datasets, which aims to reduce the sense of 'data overload' sometimes faced by researchers when trying to extract meaningful information from large-scale datasets. MaGnET allows users to select groups of genes and transport these groups across different datatypes to examine their relationships. The goal of this type of exploration would be to extract clues as to the function and biological process in which previously uncharacterised genes are associated and to formulate experimentally testable hypotheses.


Further information and screenshots are available on the About page.


To get started go to the Software page or take the Tutorial.



Screenshot of the MaGnET Genome Viewer displaying gene expression data
Screenshot of the MaGnET Genome Viewer displaying gene expression data