Generating publication ready plots to display multiple genomic tracks can pose a serious challenge. Making desirable and accurate figures requires considerable effort. This is usually done by hand or using a vector graphic software.


pyGenomeTracks (PGT) is a modular plotting tool that easily combines multiple tracks. It enables a reproducible and standardized generation of highly customizable and publication ready images.

Availability and implementation

PGT is available through a graphical interface on and through the command line. It is provided on conda via the bioconda channel, on pip and it is openly developed on github:

Supplementary information

Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

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