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chromDraw is a R package for drawing the schemes of karyotypes in the linear and circular fashion.

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ChromDraw is a R package for drawing the schemes of karyotype(s) in the linear and circular fashion. It is possible to visualized cytogenetic marsk on the chromosomes. This tool has own input data format. Input data can be imported from the GenomicRanges data structure. This package can visualized the data in the BED file format. Here is requirement on to the first nine fields of the BED format. Output files format are *.eps and *.svg.

Author: Jan Janecka, Ing., Mgr. CEITEC Masaryk University

Maintainer: Jan Janecka <jan.janecka at ceitec.muni.cz>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("chromDraw")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.3") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

chromDraw PDF R Script
Reference Manual PDF


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Version 2.32.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.1 (R-3.2) (9 years)
License GPL-3
Depends R (>= 3.0.0)
Imports Rcpp (>= 0.11.1), GenomicRanges(>= 1.17.46)
System Requirements Rtools (>= 3.1)
URL www.plantcytogenomics.org/chromDraw
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Source Package chromDraw_2.32.0.tar.gz
Windows Binary chromDraw_2.32.0.zip (64-bit only)
macOS Binary (x86_64) chromDraw_2.32.0.tgz
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Source Repository (Developer Access) git clone git@git.bioconductor.org:packages/chromDraw
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