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BirdsEyeView (BEV): graphical overviews of experimental data
BMC Bioinformatics
  • Lifeng Zhang, Iowa State University
  • Daniel Berleant, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Yi Wang, Iowa State University
  • Ling Li, Iowa State University
  • Diane Cook, Iowa State University
  • Eve S. Wurtele, Iowa State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Ninth Annual MCBIOS Conference
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
Conference Title
Dealing with the Omics Data Deluge
Conference Date
February 17-18, 2012
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Background: Analyzing global experimental data can be tedious and time-consuming. Thus, helping biologists see results as quickly and easily as possible can facilitate biological research, and is the purpose of the software we describe. Results: We present BirdsEyeView, a software system for visualizing experimental transcriptomic data using different views that users can switch among and compare. BirdsEyeView graphically maps data to three views: Cellular Map (currently a plant cell), Pathway Tree with dynamic mapping, and Gene Ontology http://www. Biological Processes and Molecular Functions. By displaying color-coded values for transcript levels across different views, BirdsEyeView can assist users in developing hypotheses about their experiment results. Conclusions: BirdsEyeView is a software system available as a Java Webstart package for visualizing transcriptomic data in the context of different biological views to assist biologists in investigating experimental results. BirdsEyeView can be obtained from

This is a proceeding from Ninth Annual MCBIOS Conference. Dealing with the Omics Data Deluge 13 (2012): S11, doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-13-S15-S11. Posted with permission.

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Lifeng Zhang, Daniel Berleant, Yi Wang, Ling Li, et al.. "BirdsEyeView (BEV): graphical overviews of experimental data" Oxford, MS, USABMC Bioinformatics Vol. 13 Iss. Supplement 15 (2012) p. S11
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