Journal Article

Apollo: a community resource for genome annotation editing

Ed Lee, Nomi Harris, Mark Gibson, Raymond Chetty and Suzanna Lewis

in Bioinformatics

Volume 25, issue 14, pages 1836-1837
Published in print July 2009 | ISSN: 1367-4803
Published online May 2009 | e-ISSN: 1460-2059 | DOI:
Apollo: a community resource for genome annotation editing

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Summary: 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.

Availability: 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, and the source code is available from the SourceForge CVS repository at


Journal Article.  1397 words. 

Subjects: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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