<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>0</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>7738</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Hunt,E.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Hanlon,N.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Leader,D.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Dominiczak,A.F.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2004</YEAR><TITLE>The visual language of synteny</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>OMICS - A Journal of Integrative Biology, 2004, 8(4) </PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.</PUBLISHER><ISBN>1536-2310 </ISBN><LABEL>Hunt:2004:7738</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>visual interaction</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>The study of polygenic disorders such as cardiovascular and metabolic diseases requires access to vast amounts of experimental and in-silico data. Where animal models of disease are being used, visualization of syntenic genome regions is one of the most important tools supporting data analysis. We de¯ne what is required to visualize synteny in terms of the data being displayed, the screen layout and user interaction. We then describe a prototype visualization tool, Synteny Vista, which provides integrated access to quantitative trait loci, microarray, and gene datasets. We believe that SyntenyVista is a signi¯cant step towards an improved representation of comparative genomics data. </ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>