Gepard: a rapid and sensitive tool for creating dotplots on genome scale

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  • Institute for Bioinformatics (MIPS), GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Neuherberg, Germany.


UNLABELLED: Gepard provides a user-friendly, interactive application for the quick creation of dotplots. It utilizes suffix arrays to reduce the time complexity of dotplot calculation to Theta(m*log n). A client-server mode, which is a novel feature for dotplot creation software, allows the user to calculate dotplots and color them by functional annotation without any prior downloading of sequence or annotation data.

AVAILABILITY: Both source codes and executable binaries are available at


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1026-8
Number of pages3
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2007


  • Algorithms, Chromosome Mapping, Computer Graphics, Sensitivity and Specificity, Software, User-Computer Interface, Journal Article