Artemis is a free genome browser and annotation tool that allows visualisation of sequence features, next generation data and the results of analyses within the context of the sequence, and also its six-frame translation. Artemis is written in Java, and is available for UNIX, Macintosh and Windows systems. It can read EMBL and GENBANK database entries or sequence in FASTA, indexed FASTA or raw format. Other sequence features can be in EMBL, GENBANK or GFF format.
ACT is a free tool for displaying pairwise comparisons between two or more DNA sequences. It can be used to identify and analyse regions of similarity and difference between genomes and to explore conservation of synteny, in the context of the entire sequences and their annotation.
The Artemis user manual is at: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/resources/software/artemis/
The ACT user manual is at: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/resources/software/act/
The installation instructions are included in the user manual.
Artemis may be freely distributed under the terms of the GNU Public License, and should run on any system with a recent version of Java.
For information on how to get Artemis see this web page: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/resources/software/artemis/
Copyright (C) 1998-2013 Genome Research Limited
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