Circoletto: visualizing sequence similarity with Circos

Bioinformatics. 2010 Oct 15;26(20):2620-1. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btq484. Epub 2010 Aug 24.


Summary: We present Circoletto, an online visualization tool based on Circos, which provides a fast, aesthetically pleasing and informative overview of sequence similarity search results.

Availability and implementation: Online version and downloadable software package for offline use (source code in PERL) freely available at


MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Graphics
  • Internet
  • Sequence Alignment / methods*
  • Software*