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Introducing ResistoXplorer

Introducing ResistoXplorer

The name ResistoXplorer is derived from the connection of two words: Resistome and Explorer. This denomination explains the purpose behind it, which is to allow visualisation, statistical and exploratory analysis of high-throughput AMR metagenomics (resistome) data.

ResistoXplorer is a web-based (no installation required), user-friendly, visual analytics comprehensive tool suite that enables researchers and clinical scientists in the field to easily explore their own datasets using a variety of approaches, in real-time and through interactive visualisation, to facilitate data understanding and hypothesis generation.

ResistoXplorer is a free web-based tool that is implemented based on Java, R and JavaScript. It is deployed on a dedicated Ubuntu server and works well with most of the modern browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

To access ResistoXplorer, you can copy and paste this address ( in your internet browser or directly click here.

Requirements: To run ResistoXplorer effectively, you will require a computer or laptop with >2 GB of RAM and a fast internet connection. The screen resolution of 1200 X 800 is preferable. Additionally, any modern web browser with HTML5 canvas and JavaScript enabled is highly recommended.

To know more about the technical features of ResistoXplorer, you can always access and read the ‘open access’ original research article that accompanied the release of the web -tool:

ResistoXplorer: a web-based tool for visual, statistical and exploratory data analysis of resistome data. Achal Dhariwal, Roger Junges, Tsute Chen, Fernanda C Petersen. NAR Genomics and Bioinformatics, Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2021, lqab018,

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