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Gordon Stephen, Iain Milne, Micha Bayer, Paul D. Shaw, Sebastian Raubach, Sarah Hearne, Sukhwinder Singh, Peter Wenzl, David Marshall (The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland; International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Texcoco, Mexico)Plant geneticists require a new generation of software to interrogate the increasingly high volume data sets that are being generated by high-throughput SNP platforms, genotyping-by-sequencing and other comparable genotyping technologies. Within the Seeds of Discovery project (http://www.seedsofdiscovery.org) we are increasingly using visualization to support our analysis through the applications that we have developed. These include Flapjack to visualize graphical genotypes from extensive SNP and GBS data sets, and CurlyWhirly to visualize spatial xyz plots such as those obtained from principal coordinates analysis. Although standalone, these applications seamlessly integrate with the wider suite of tools that form part of this project (e.g. Germinate that handles and presents the storage of genetic resources and experimental data) so that information can be easily passed from database to analysis to visualization and back again. Supporting Windows, OS X and Linux, our applications are designed for high-performance, real-time visualization and exploration of large data sets, have easy installation with no complex dependencies, and provide intuitive, geneticist-friendly GUIs.