New & Noteworthy

Sequence Variant Tracks Added to JBrowse

June 12, 2019

We are excited to announce that 50 new “Variants” data tracks are now available for use in our genome browsing tool JBrowse. Utilizing whole-genome sequencing data published by Song et al. (2015), these data tracks visualize how the sequences of 25 S. cerevisiae strains differ from that of the reference genome strain, S288C.

Two data tracks are available for each of the 25 strains: a track that indicates single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) relative to strain S288C, and a track that shows insertions or deletions (“indels”) relative to S288C.

Accessing these new data tracks is easy—just enter JBrowse and click on the “Select tracks” tab on the upper-left hand part of the page. Then, select the “variants” category. You can also download the variants, annotation, and sequence files on these strains for use in your own analyses.

If you’re new to JBrowse, don’t miss out—getting started takes no time at all. For information on how to use this tool, be sure to check out the JBrowse playlist on the SGD YouTube Channel or visit the JBrowse help page. If you have any questions or feedback about the new “Variants” data tracks or about our genome browsing tool, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Table of strains with “Variants” data tracks in JBrowse, along with links to download their respective dataset:

Strain (link to Variants tracks in JBrowse)File Download Link

Categories: New Data