UNIT 19.10 Galaxy: A Web-Based Genome Analysis Tool for Experimentalists
Published Online: 1 JAN 2010
Copyright © 2010 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
How to Cite
Blankenberg, D., Kuster, G. V., Coraor, N., Ananda, G., Lazarus, R., Mangan, M., Nekrutenko, A. and Taylor, J. 2010. Galaxy: A Web-Based Genome Analysis Tool for Experimentalists. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 89:19.10:19.10.1–19.10.21.
- Published Online: 1 JAN 2010
- Published Print: JAN 2010
High-throughput data production has revolutionized molecular biology. However, massive increases in data generation capacity require analysis approaches that are more sophisticated, and often very computationally intensive. Thus, making sense of high-throughput data requires informatics support. Galaxy (http://galaxyproject.org) is a software system that provides this support through a framework that gives experimentalists simple interfaces to powerful tools, while automatically managing the computational details. Galaxy is distributed both as a publicly available Web service, which provides tools for the analysis of genomic, comparative genomic, and functional genomic data, or a downloadable package that can be deployed in individual laboratories. Either way, it allows experimentalists without informatics or programming expertise to perform complex large-scale analysis with just a Web browser. Curr. Protoc. Mol. Biol. 89:19.10.1-19.10.21. © 2010 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.