G-compass: A web-based comparative genome browser between human and other vertebrate genomes

Yoshihiro Kawahara, Ryuichi Sakate, Akihiro Matsuya, Katsuhiko Murakami, Yoshiharu Sato, Hao Zhang, Takashi Gojobori, Takeshi Itoh, Tadashi Imanishi

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G-compass is designed for efficient comparative genome analysis between human and other vertebrate genomes. The current version of G-compass allows us to browse two corresponding genomic regions between human and another species in parallel. One-to-one evolutionarily conserved regions (i.e. orthologous regions) between species are highlighted along the genomes. Information such as locations of duplicated regions, copy number variations and mammalian ultra-conserved elements is also provided. These features of G-compass enable us to easily determine patterns of genomic rearrangements and changes in gene orders through evolutionary time. Since G-compass is a satellite database of H-InvDB, which is a comprehensive annotation resource for human genes and transcripts, users can easily refer to manually curated functional annotations and other abundant biological information for each human transcript. G-compass is expected to be a valuable tool for comparing human and model organisms and promoting the exchange of functional information.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberbtp594
Pages (from-to)3321-3322
Number of pages2
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics


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