Visualizing dog and human synteny

If you are into comparative genomics like me, I highly recommend the site AutoGRAPH for looking at synteny. According to the website, “It is designed for constructing and visualizing synteny maps between two or three species, determination and display of macrosynteny and microsynteny relationships among species, and for highlighting evolutionary breakpoints.”

Today I downloaded synteny maps for the dog and human and put them together in Adobe Illustrator. I think this is a fun way to visualize synteny for all chromosomes simultaneously. Note, this figure is dog-centric because it uses the dog for the reference chromosomes.

dog_human_synteny