Automated Visualization of Genetic Designs Using DNAplotlib

Vittorio Bartoli, Daniel Dixon, Thomas Gorochowski

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Visualization of complex genetic systems can help efficiently communicate important design features and clearly illustrate overall structures. To aid in the creation of such diagrams, standards like the Synthetic Biology Open Language Visual (SBOLv) have been established to ensure that specific symbols and shapes convey the same meaning for genetic parts across the field. Here, we describe several ways that the computational tool DNAplotlib can be used to automate the generation of SBOLv standard-compliant diagrams covering simple genetic designs to large libraries of genetic constructs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSynthetic Biology
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
EditorsJeff Braman
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781493977956
ISBN (Print)9781493977949
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2018

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

Structured keywords

  • Bristol BioDesign Institute
  • BrisSynBio


  • visualization
  • genetic design
  • standardization
  • SBOLv
  • synthetic biology
  • systems biology


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