Gitools: analysis and visualisation of genomic data using interactive heat-maps

PLoS One. 2011;6(5):e19541. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019541. Epub 2011 May 13.


Intuitive visualization of data and results is very important in genomics, especially when many conditions are to be analyzed and compared. Heat-maps have proven very useful for the representation of biological data. Here we present Gitools (, an open-source tool to perform analyses and visualize data and results as interactive heat-maps. Gitools contains data import systems from several sources (i.e. IntOGen, Biomart, KEGG, Gene Ontology), which facilitate the integration of novel data with previous knowledge.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Computational Biology / methods
  • Data Collection / methods*
  • Genomics / methods*
  • Internet*
  • Software*