Section: Software and Platforms
Magus: Genome exploration and analysis
Participants : David James Sherman [correspondant] , Pascal Durrens, Natalia Golenetskaya, Florian Lajus, Xavier Calcas.
The MAGUS genome annotation system integrates genome sequences and sequences features, in silico analyses, and views of external data resources into a familiar user interface requiring only a Web navigator. MAGUS implements annotation workflows and enforces curation standards to guarantee consistency and integrity. As a novel feature the system provides a workflow for simultaneous annotation of related genomes through the use of protein families identified by in silico analyses; this results in an -fold increase in curation speed, compared to curation of individual genes. This allows us to maintain standards of high-quality manual annotation while efficiently using the time of volunteer curators. For more information see the MAGUS Gforge web site. (http://magus.gforge.inria.fr ) MAGUS 1. is mature software used since 2006 by our collaboration partners. MAGUS 2.0 is developed in an Inria Technology Development Action (ADT) with an open-source license and is being deposited with the APP.