The 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'.
- 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.
- History tracking with undo/redo functions is available.
- Users may set the start of translation for a transcript, or let the server determine automatically, and they may also mark the presence of 'readthrough stop' signals.
- Users are able to directly set an annotation to a specific state, choosing from the 'History' display.
- Users may access a 'History page' of recent changes.
- Help page with Apollo specific content is available.
- We have added a Drupal authentication module to share authentication with an existing Drupal DB.
Alternative gmane interface for the Apollo mailing list for posting and searching archives.