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I googled "gene location figure" and "gene location plot", none gets similar results. I also tried search by image, none of the results is close.

so, what is the name of this type of figure?


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This kind of visualization showing the banding patterns of chromosomes are called "chromosome ideograms".

You can use for example IdeoViz in R to generate them.


Such a figure is called ideogram, or chromosome ideogram.


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