chromoMap: Interactive Genomic Visualization of Biological Data
Provides interactive, configurable and elegant graphics visualization of the chromosomes or chromosome regions
of any living organism allowing users to map chromosome elements (like genes, SNPs etc.) on the chromosome plot. It introduces
a special plot viz. the "chromosome heatmap" that, in addition to mapping elements, can visualize the data
associated with chromosome elements (like gene expression) in the form of heat colors which can be highly
advantageous in the scientific interpretations and research work. Because of the large size of the chromosomes,
it is impractical to visualize each element on the same plot. However, the plot provides a magnified view for each
of chromosome locus to render additional information and visualization specific for that location. You can map
thousands of genes and can view all mappings easily. Users can investigate the detailed information about the mappings
(like gene names or total genes mapped on a location) or can view the magnified single or double stranded view of the
chromosome at a location showing each mapped element in sequential order. The package provide multiple features
like visualizing multiple sets, chromosome heat-maps, group annotations, adding hyperlinks, and labelling.
The plots can be saved as HTML documents that can be customized and shared easily. In addition, you can include them in R Markdown or in R 'Shiny' applications.
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