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Web Apollo: a web-based genomic annotation editing platform

Eduardo Lee1, Gregg A Helt1, Justin T Reese2, Monica C Munoz-Torres1, Chris P Childers2, Robert M Buels3, Lincoln Stein45, Ian H Holmes13, Christine G Elsik26 and Suzanna E Lewis1*

Author Affiliations

1 Genomics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

2 Division of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA

3 Department of Bioengineering, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

4 Ontario Institute of Cancer Research, MaRS Centre, South Tower, 101 College Street, Suite 800 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 0A3

5 Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, 172 St. George Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 0A3

6 Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA

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Genome Biology 2013, 14:R93  doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-8-r93

Published: 30 August 2013

Abstract

Web Apollo is the first instantaneous, collaborative genomic annotation editor available on the web. One of the natural consequences following from current advances in sequencing technology is that there are more and more researchers sequencing new genomes. These researchers require tools to describe the functional features of their newly sequenced genomes. With Web Apollo researchers can use any of the common browsers (for example, Chrome or Firefox) to jointly analyze and precisely describe the features of a genome in real time, whether they are in the same room or working from opposite sides of the world.

Keywords:
GENOME; COLLABORATIVE; EDITOR