You can save your current session and load it at a different time. Users may make multiple selections using multiple filters, such as Taxa, Resistance or even results from file Imports, and visualize them later or share with someone in a different computer.

Saving a project

To save a project after making a custom selections go to the Sidebar Menu and select Projects -> Export. You can save your project with a custom name or, if the project name text box is left empty, it will be saved with the default name: my-patlas-project.json.


Project files save information o the current pATLAS version.

Importing a project

Once you have a project generated in pATLASm you can load it through the Sidebar Menu and select Projects -> Import. After selecting the file you wish to import and the view that you wish to use on the first interaction, the project will be loaded into pATLAS.


Project files contain a version field that is used to make sure that everything should work in the current pATLAS version available in Some functions may change between versions and thus with this version checking the user will be warned if the project version is different from the current pATLAS version.


Views are abstractions used so that different layers selection layers can be seen on each node (plasmid). It simplifies the visualization of many selections (e.g. Taxa + Resistances + Imported file) in the node graph so that it won't be overpopulated with information. views allows for the filters to be displayed at once. In this sense, you can select Taxa view as the first view after importing a file and the nodes will be colored by Taxa. Other views may be selected through the dropdown menus.

Advanced usage

Use custom selections through project files

Selections can be made in specific menus by importing a project file instead of selecting many options in the drop down menus.

Usage example

To select 50 taxa to be visualized in the node graph, instead of clicking 50 times in the drop down menu you may use the project import option by providing file with the following structure:

  "taxa": ["Escherichia coli", "Staphyloccocus aureus", ...],
  "resistance": false,
  "plasmidfinder": false,
  "virulence": false,
  "intersection": false,
  "union": false,
  "mapping": false,
  "mashscreen": false,
  "assembly": false,
  "consensus": false

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