• Introduction
  • UI overview
  • Getting started
    • Select Genomes
    • Select Chromosome
    • Select Gene
  • Homologous view
  • Controls
    • Chromomsome Toggle
    • How to search
    • Visual controls
    • Help
  • RestAPI
  • Changing Reference Gene
  • How to setup
    • Prerequisites
    • Setting up
    • Property File


Aequatus, an open-source web-based tool developed at Earlham Institute (EI) to visualise homologous gene structures among differing species or subtypes of a common species. Aequatus works on top of the Ensembl Compara and Core database schema.

Aequatus uses precalculated gene family information and genomic alignments data in the form of CIGAR strings, from Ensembl Compara, and cross-references these sequences to Ensembl Core databases for each species to gather genomic feature information via stable_ids. Aequatus then processes the comparative and feature data to provide a visual representation of the phylogenetic and structural relationships among the set of chosen species.

The ultimate goal of the Aequatus is to provide a unique and informative way to render and explore complex relationships between genes from various species at a level that has so far been unrealised.

Project Website: http://aequatus.tgac.ac.uk

Source Code: https://github.com/tgac/Aequatus

Contact: anil.thanki@earlham.ac.uk

Twitter: Aequatus

License: GPL V3