DRAWID (DRAWing IDiogram) – java program for chromosome analysis and idiogram construction.
DRAWID is a user-friendly and freely available (under GNU General Public License license) java-based software program
that facilitates basic as well as ISH-based karyotype analysis. DRAWID is equipped with a intuitive graphical user interface
Input files for DRAWID are image files (JPEG and PNG) or data tables generated by DRAWID itself. Output of the program are
Microsoft XL (2010) tables, containing measurement details (Centromere index, Arm ratio, relative and absolute length of chromosome
and chromosome arms, signal and band positions and size if available), and DRAWID-built ideogram pictures. The idiogram parameters
can be easily adjusted to prepare a high-quality image suitable for publication. In addition, to facilitate high-throughput
karyotyping the program allows to collect data from different metaphases, and use it for average idiogram construction with
error bars representing the standard deviation for chromosome length and centromere position.
Kirov I, Khrustaleva L, Van Laere K, Soloviev A, Meeus S, Romanov D, Fesenko I (2017) DRAWID: user-friendly java software for chromosome measurements and idiogram drawing. Comparative Cytogenetics 11(4): 747-757.
The program was created by support of Russian State Agrarian University - MTAA and Institute for Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Research (ILVO) and founded by Russian Scientific Foundation (grant №16-16-10031).
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