What is anvi’o?
Anvi’o is a free, open-source analysis and visualization software offered through the Meren Lab at the University of Chicago. It’s designed for researchers in the genomic, metagenomic, and metatranscriptomic fields (“an analysis and visualization platform for ‘omics data”).
What can anvi’o help you do?
Anvi’o lets you visualize, organize and analyze your data. According to this PeerJ article, it’s “an advanced analysis and visualization platform that offers automated and human-guided characterization of microbial genomes in metagenomic assemblies, with interactive interfaces that can link ‘omics data from multiple sources into a single, intuitive display. Its extensible visualization approach distills multiple dimensions of information about each contig, offering a dynamic and unified work environment for data exploration, manipulation, and reporting”.
How do you get it?
You can download anvi’o for free from the Meren Lab’s website.
What else should you know?
anvi’o currently runs best on the Chrome browser.
Explore the website to see how other researchers are using the tool.