Tip of the Week: Dot Plots, Synteny at VISTA

VISTA has added a couple of new features to their great comparative genomics resource, dot plots and synteny browser. They are excellent features and additions, but they are not yet easy to find from the homepage. Today’s tip I’m going to show you where they are and take a quick look at what they do. If you want to look at comparative genomics and synteny, you’ll want to check out this feature.  They linked from Vista-Point (which was added early last year), which you can learn more about in the open-access tutorial here. To learn more about what they do and how to use them, check out the VISTA help section linked here.