Summary: FeatureStack is a Perl module for the automatic generation of multi-gene images. FeatureStack takes BioPerl-compliant gene or transcript features as input and renders them side by side using a user-defined BioPerl glyph. Output images can be generated in SVG or PNG format. FeatureStack comes with a new BioPerl glyph, decorated_gene, which can highlight protein features on top of gene models. Used in combination, FeatureStack and decorated_gene enable rapid and automated generation of annotation-rich images of stacked gene models that greatly facilitate evolutionary studies of related gene structures and gene families.
Availability and implementation: Bio-Draw-FeatureStack and Bio-Graphics-glyph-decorated_gene are freely available at the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) and GitHub.
Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.