Mapview is a utility program for displaying sequence alignments as provided by MUMmer, NUCmer, PROmer or Mgaps. mapview takes the output of show-coords and converts it to a FIG, PDF or PS file for visual analysis. It can also break the output into multiple files for easier viewing an printing.
Parent program: MUMmer
MUMmer or 'Maximal Unique Matches' is a bioinformatics software system for sequence alignment. It is based on the suffix tree data structure and is one of the fastest and most efficient systems available for this task, enabling it to be applied to very long sequences. It has been widely used for comparing different genomes to one another. In recent years it has become a popular algorithm for comparing genome assemblies to one another, which allows scientists to determine how a genome has changed after adding more DNA sequence or after running a different genome assembly program.