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PyBamView is a tool to visualize sequence alignments from BAM files with an optiontional of FASTA-formated reference genome. The PyBamView algorithm renders Single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), insertions, and deletions and provides an export function for the creation of publication-ready figures.


Sequence analysis; Nucleic acid structure analysis; DNA


  • Operation: Sequence visualisation
  • Input: BAM, FASTA
  • Output: -
  • Software interface: Command-line user interface
  • Language: Python
  • Operating system: Linux
  • License: The MIT License
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: -
  • Credit: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
  • Contact: mgymrek _at_
  • Collection: -


Gymrek M "PyBamView: a browser-based application for viewing short read alignments." Bioinformatics 2014; 30(23):3405-7
PMID: 25147359

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