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Genome Browsers

  • Elfar Torarinsson
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 703)


Genome browsers are important tools for studying genomes given the vast amounts of data available. This chapter focuses on providing the reader with the skills necessary to perform relatively simple, yet powerful, analysis relating to the structure of the transcription unit. Studying available data should be one of the very first steps taken in designing experiments. This can save considerable time in your research or as expressed by Alan Bleasby “Two months in the lab can easily save an afternoon on the computer.”

Key words

Genome browser UCSC Ensembl track view comparative genomics data bioinformatics expression regulation 



The author would like to thank Jan Gorodkin for useful comments.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Genetics and Bioinformatics, Department of Basic Animal and Veterinary ScienceUniversity of CopenhagenFrederiksberg CDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Life SciencesUniversity of CopenhagenFrederiksberg CDenmark

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