ORCAE: online resource for community annotation of eukaryotes

Genome sequencing and annotation projects are no longer restricted to large sequencing institutes. With highthroughput next-generation sequencing technologies, draft genome sequences are now being determined at an unprecedented pace. However, more and more genome sequences are poorlyannotated. To bridge this gap, there is an increasing need for easy-touse, online genome-annotation tools. Moreover, genome projects are being conducted by smaller consortia, and thus genome annotation should benefit maximally from community annotation efforts that reflect the knowledge available in the scientific community. Therefore, we developed ORCAE (http://bioinformatics.psb.ugent. be/orcae/, formerly known as BOGAS), a wiki-style annotation portal.ORCAE offers public access to a wide variety of plant, fungal and animal genomes.

Sterck, L., Billiau, K., Abeel, T., Rouzé, P., Van de Peer, Y. (2012) ORCAE: online resource for community annotation of eukaryotes. Nat. Methods 9(11):1041.

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