First instantaneous, collaborative genomic annotation editor available on the Web.
Apollo is designed to support geographically dispersed researchers, and the work of a distributed community is coordinated through automatic synchronization: all edits in one client are instantly pushed to all other clients, allowing users to see annotation updates from collaborators in real-time during the editing process.
There are no installation requirements for Annotators!
Apollo is a plug-in for JBrowse, adding User-created Annotations and DNA tracks to the familiar main window.
Try Apollo at our Public Demo, built with the genome of several organism including the honey bee (Apis mellifera).
- In addition to genes and pseudogenes, users can annotate ncRNAs (snRNA, snoRNA, tRNA, rRNA), miRNAs, repeat regions, and transposable elements; each annotation type has its own configuration of the ‘ Information Editor’.
- History tracking with undo/redo functions is available.
- Users are able to directly set an annotation to a specific state, choosing from the ‘History’ display.
- Adding and updating PubMed IDs will prompt users with a publication title to confirm their submission.
- Gene Ontology (GO) terms are supported and GO ID auto-completion has been incorporated.
- Users may access a ‘Recent Changes’ page.
- Help page with Apollo specific content is available.
- Roadmap in github milestones
- User guides, instructions on Apollo Web API, and Tutorial at GMOD Summer School
- Installation and configuration guide
- Report issues on Github
- Questions can be sent to our Apollo user mailing list. You can subscribe by sending this email or fill out this form to subscribe to the list or use a sympa command sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Alternative gmane interface for the Apollo mailing list for posting and searching archives.
- The JBrowse Genome Browser
- The Generic Model Organism Database (GMOD)