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Visualization of FgenesB annotation using CGView

CGView software developed by: Stothard P, Wishart DS. Circular genome visualization and exploration using CGView. Bioinformatics 21:537-539.

TOCGVIEW perl script serves to convert data from the FgenesB annotator pipeline format to CGView xml format.

To run TOCGVIEW click here (WEB version of visualization has less options than running locally and uses only standard set of features names)

You can download TOCGVIEW here .


--input Input file in FgenesB format
--output Output file
--feature The list of visualized features (separated by comma if more than 1). By default - all
   CDS - protein coding gene
   LSU_RRNA - rRNA genes for large subunit
   SSU_RRNA - rRNA genes for small subunit
   5S_RRNA - rRNA genes for 5S subunit
   TRNA - tRNA genes
   Prom - Promoters
   Term - Terminators
--exclude List of features not to visualize (separated by comma if more than 1)
--noframes Do not split genes into frames, show them just as forward and reverse genes
--format Output format type:
   xml (default) -
   tab -
--help Print help text and exit

EXAMPLES of local running above mentioned scripts for visualization:

perl --input Fgenesb.ann --output out.xml
In this example all features will be processed.

perl --input Fgenesb.ann --output out.xml --feature Term,Prom
In this example will be processed terminators and promoters only.

Input file example (file in FgenesB format)
Output file example

In order to start tocgview and CGView

1) run to generate cgview xml file.
For example: perl --input Fgenesb.ann --output out.xml

2) run cgview.jar for visualization. Read for getting help.
It makes sense to run cgview with "-s" option.
For example: java -jar cgview.jar -i out.xml -s same_dir