Genome re-annotation: a wiki solution?
Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and Department of Computer Science, 3125 Biomolecular Sciences Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Genome Biology 2007, 8:102 doi:10.1186/gb-2007-8-1-102Published: 1 February 2007
The annotation of most genomes becomes outdated over time, owing in part to our ever-improving knowledge of genomes and in part to improvements in bioinformatics software. Unfortunately, annotation is rarely if ever updated and resources to support routine reannotation are scarce. Wiki software, which would allow many scientists to edit each genome's annotation, offers one possible solution.