BirdsEyeView (BEV): graphical overviews of experimental data

Lifeng Zhang, Daniel Berleant, Y. Wang, Ling Li, Diane Cook, Eve Syrkin Wurtele

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Analyzing global experimental data can be tedious and time-consuming. Thus, helping biologists see results as quickly and easily as possible can facilitate biological research, and is the purpose of the software we describe. We present BirdsEyeView, a software system for visualizing experimental transcriptomic data using different views that users can switch among and compare. BirdsEyeView graphically maps data to three views: Cellular Map (currently a plant cell), Pathway Tree with dynamic mapping, and Gene Ontology Biological Processes and Molecular Functions. By displaying color-coded values for transcript levels across different views, BirdsEyeView can assist users in developing hypotheses about their experiment results. BirdsEyeView is a software system available as a Java Webstart package for visualizing transcriptomic data in the context of different biological views to assist biologists in investigating experimental results. BirdsEyeView can be obtained from

Original languageEnglish
Article numberS11
Number of pages10
JournalBMC Bioinformatics
Issue numberSuppl 15
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

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