PyTom is a software package for the analysis of volumetric data obtained by cryo electron tomography (cryo-ET). It covers a complete pipeline of processing steps for tomogram reconstruction, localization of macromolecular complexes in tomograms, fine alignment of subtomograms extracted at these locations, and their classification.
PyTom is mostly written in Python making it fairly easy to add new functionality as well as to customize existing methods for specific purposes. The package is developed in the Förster lab in the Structural Biochemistry group at Utrecht University. PyTom is an open source project and we highly encourage developers’ contributions.