Overview of the components of MAGIC-SPP. MAGIC Admin facilitates administration of MAGIC DB, while MAGIC SEQ-LIMS can be used optionally to track all sequencing activities in the laboratory. Using information retrieved from MAGIC DB, the sequence processing pipeline calls bases, trims and cleans sequences, and updates the database. Three data mining/visualization interfaces, Sequence Statistics, Status Report, and Plate Viewer, permit biologists to monitor progress and quality control and to trouble shoot problems in the laboratory. Sample screen shots of these interfaces are presented in Additional file 1. MAGIC SeqView is a Java GUI that facilitates exploration of sequences and downloading of selected sequences in fasta format.