Just a little note to say I've updated the BLAST Ring Image Generator (BRIG)to version 0.90. Some of the fixes include:

  • Added .fa & .fasta as default fasta extentions.
  • Changed 'Covert graph' module to use 454-Allcontigs.fna produced by Newbler.
  • Contig mapping now accepts multi-FASTA as query.
  • Improved graph modules to work better with BLAST+.
  • Fixed errors loading custom annotations from tab-delimited files made by Microsoft Excel
  • Fixed sorting error for showing red/blue boundaries in graphs
  • Users can load individual files into data pool.
  • Users can load boundaries in Multi-FASTA files in custom annotations (selecting colour as alternating red/blue)

Available under GPL3 @

Please cite the BRIG paper if BRIG is used to generate figures for publications:

NF Alikhan, NK Petty, NL Ben Zakour, SA Beatson (2011) BLAST Ring Image Generator (BRIG): simple prokaryote genome comparisonsBMC Genomics, 12:402. PMID: 21824423


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