In modern molecular biology and genetics, the genome is the genetic material of an organism. It is encoded either in DNA or, for many types of viruses, in RNA. The genome includes both the genes and the non-coding sequences of the DNA/RNA.Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genome
A phylogenetic tree or evolutionary tree is a branching diagram or "tree" showing the inferred evolutionary relationships among various biological species or other entities—their phylogeny—based upon similarities and differences in their physical or genetic characteristics. The taxa joined together in the tree are implied to have descended from a common ancestor.Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phylogenetic_tree
This view allows users to pull in 2-4 organisms and get a complete overview of the genome for the organism. Bars represent genes and the links across organisms highlight the results of running BLAST across the available dataset.BLAST http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BLAST
Allows users to focus on similar genes across organisms. Activated by clicking a gene (i.e. a bar) in the Radial Map.
Gives the user an option to dive deep into a gene sequence and see what actually makes us and all organisms around us look the way we do! Activated by double clicking a bar in the radial map.
The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest known extant fish species. The largest confirmed individual had a length of 12.65 m (41.50 ft) and a weight of more than 21.5 metric tons (47,000 lb), and unconfirmed reports of considerably larger whale sharks exist.Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whale_shark
The sandbar shark is a species of requiem shark, and part of the family Carcharhinidae, native to the Atlantic Ocean and the Indo-Pacific. It is distinguishable by its very high first dorsal fin and inter-dorsal ridge.Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandbar_shark
The blacktip reef shark is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, easily identified by the prominent black tips on its fins.Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blacktip_reef_shark
Wobbegong is the common name given to the 12 species of carpet sharks in the family Orectolobidae. They are found in shallow temperate and tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean and eastern Indian Ocean, chiefly around Australia and Indonesia, although one species (the Japanese wobbegong, Orectolobus japonicus) occurs as far north as Japan. The word wobbegong is believed to come from an Australian Aboriginal language, meaning "shaggy beard", referring to the growths around the mouth of the shark of the western Pacific.Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wobbegong
Modern humans (Homo sapiens or Homo sapiens sapiens) are the only extant members of the hominin clade, a branch of great apes characterized by erect posture and bipedal locomotion; manual dexterity and increased tool use; and a general trend toward larger, more complex brains and societies.Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human
The giant grouper, also known as the brindlebass, brown spotted cod, or bumblebee grouper, and as the Queensland grouper in Australia, is the largest bony fish found in coral reefs, and the aquatic emblem of Queensland, Australia.Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_grouper
The giant trevally, Caranx ignobilis, is a species of large marine fish classified in the jack family, Carangidae.Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_trevally
The saltwater crocodile, also known as saltie, estuarine or Indo-Pacific crocodile, is the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest terrestrial and riparian predator in the world.Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltwater_crocodile
The harbor seal, also known as the common seal, is a true seal found along temperate and Arctic marine coastlines of the Northern Hemisphere.Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbor_seal
The zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae) of the order Cypriniformes. Native to the Himalayan region, it is a popular aquarium fish, frequently sold under the trade name zebra danio. The zebrafish is also an important vertebrate model organism in scientific research. It is particularly notable for its regenerative abilities, and has been modified by researchers to produce several transgenic strains.Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebrafish