Genome Posters

Celebrating 20 years of the publication of the human genome draft

Whole Genome Posters

Several whole-genome posters were made with gff2ps on the early genomic era. You can still enjoy them from the PostScript and/or PDF links provided on this page.

We were pleased to participate on the #CRGCafe, a divulgative informal talk about the publication of the human genome 20 years ago:

gff2ps achieved another genome landmark to visualize the annotation of the first published human diploid genome, included as Poster S1 of “The Diploid Genome Sequence of J. Craig Venter” (Levy et al., PLoS Biology, 5(10):e254, 2007). Further info can be retrieved at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI).

A printable version of this figure (±107x155cm) is also available from the following links:

Chromosome 1 gff2ps plot was also stamped on T-shirts, an initiative promoted by the journal Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which ended up into the cover of the Science Special Issue for the Breakthrough of the Year on “Human Genetic Variation”.

The malaria mosquito genome annotation was processed with gff2ps to be ploted over its five chromosome arms (2L, 2R, 3L, 3R and X). Those annotations were summarized into a two-sided five-pages foldout included as Figure 1 of “The Genome Sequence of the Malaria Mosquito Anopheles gambiae” (Holt et al., Science, 298(5591):129-149, 2002). Both foldout sides can be downloaded as PDF files from Science web site at the “Annotation of the Anopheles gambiae genome sequence” poster page.

You can also download a single-page one-sided printable version of this figure (±184x107cm) from the following links:

We have drawn the map of the Human Genome with gff2ps. 22 autosomic, X and Y chromosomes were displayed in a big poster appearing as Figure 1 of “The Sequence of the Human Genome” (Venter et al., Science, 291(5507):1304-1351, 2001). The single chromosome pictures can be accessed from here to visualize the web version of the “Annotation of the Celera Human Genome Assembly” poster.

A printable version of this figure (±107x155cm) is also available from the following links:

gff2ps was used to obtain the plots for each chromosome arm of Drosophila melanogaster (X, 2L, 2R, 3L, 3R and 4) appearing in Figure 4 “Coding content of the fly genome”, included as a two-sided five-pages foldout in the manuscript “The Genome Sequence of Drosophila melanogaster” (Adams et al., Science, 287(5461):2185-2195, 2000).

A single-page one-sided printable version of this figure (±100x55cm) is available from the following links:

We have participated on the community wide Genome Annotation Assessment Project (GASP). gff2ps generated the poster summarizing all the submitted gene-predictions of each participating group, made over the 2.9Mbp genomic region of the Adh locus. All those results were analyzed in the manuscript “Genome Annotation Assessment in Drosophila melanogaster” (Reese et al., Genome Research, 10(4):483-501, 2000).

You can also download a printable version of this figure (±181x107cm) from the following links:

Human Genome by Chromosome

The following table contains the plots of the human genome split by chromosomes. Each chromosome was drawn as a single long track and is available as separate PostScript and PDF files. The annotation datasets were taken from the human genome assembly version hg17 build35 (2006) available from the UCSC Genome browser downloads site.


chr1pdf / ps chr6pdf / ps chr11pdf / ps chr16pdf / ps chr21pdf / ps
chr2pdf / ps chr7 pdf / ps chr12pdf / ps chr17pdf / ps chr22pdf / ps
chr3pdf / ps chr8pdf / ps chr13pdf / ps chr18pdf / ps chrX pdf / ps
chr4pdf / ps chr9pdf / ps chr14pdf / ps chr19pdf / ps chrYpdf / ps
chr5pdf / ps chr10pdf / ps chr15pdf / ps chr20pdf / ps chrMpdf / ps


Graphical Key pdf / ps  [Final, 60x15cm]
Text Legend pdf / ps  [Final, A3 paper]
Complete Legend pdf / ps  [Final, 60x30cm]
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