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Bioinformatics. 2009 Jul 15;25(14):1836-7. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btp314. Epub 2009 May 13.

Apollo: a community resource for genome annotation editing.

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  • 1Berkeley Bioinformatics Open Source Projects, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA. elee@berkeleybop.org



Apollo is a genome annotation-editing tool with an easy to use graphical interface. It is a component of the GMOD project, with ongoing development driven by the community. Recent additions to the software include support for the generic feature format version 3 (GFF3), continuous transcriptome data, a full Chado database interface, integration with remote services for on-the-fly BLAST and Primer BLAST analyses, graphical interfaces for configuring user preferences and full undo of all edit operations. Apollo's user community continues to grow, including its use as an educational tool for college and high-school students.


Apollo is a Java application distributed under a free and open source license. Installers for Windows, Linux, Unix, Solaris and Mac OS X are available at http://apollo.berkeleybop.org, and the source code is available from the SourceForge CVS repository at http://gmod.cvs.sourceforge.net/gmod/apollo.

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