Mol* Volumes and Segmentations: visualization and interpretation of cell imaging data alongside macromolecular structure data and biological annotations
|Článek v odborném periodiku
|Časopis / Zdroj
|Nucleic Acids Research
|Fakulta / Pracoviště MU
|3D structure; visualization; biomacromolecules; organelle- and cell-sized models
|Segmentation helps interpret imaging data in a biological context. With the development of powerful tools for automated segmentation, public repositories for imaging data have added support for sharing and visualizing segmentations, creating the need for interactive web-based visualization of 3D volume segmentations. To address the ongoing challenge of integrating and visualizing multimodal data, we developed Mol* Volumes and Segmentations (Mol*VS), which enables the interactive, web-based visualization of cellular imaging data supported by macromolecular data and biological annotations. Mol*VS is fully integrated into Mol* Viewer, which is already used for visualization by several public repositories. All EMDB and EMPIAR entries with segmentation datasets are accessible via Mol*VS, which supports the visualization of data from a wide range of electron and light microscopy experiments. Additionally, users can run a local instance of Mol*VS to visualize and share custom datasets in generic or application-specific formats including volumes in .ccp4, .mrc, and .map, and segmentations in EMDB-SFF .hff, Amira .am, iMod .mod, and Segger .seg. Mol*VS is open source and freely available at https://molstarvolseg.ncbr.muni.cz/.