The Apollo annotation tool is a plugin for JBrowse that allows registered users to manually edit genes or annotate new genes. An additional plugin, LSAA ("Locus Specific Alternate Assembly), allows registered users to submit information about assembly errors and genome variants. After registered users select a genome assembly under "JBrowse" in the navigation bar above, they can click "login" located on the right end of the upper blue bar to activate the Apollo annotation and LSAA tools. Users who do not wish to login can still use the navigation tools in JBrowse to view genes and other tracks without editing.
Select a genome assembly under "Apollo Registration" in the annotation bar to register for an account. Note that Sheep Oar_v3.1 and Chicken GRCg6a are not available for Apollo annotation because new reference genomes are available, but not yet published.
Your full name and actual email address are required for registration. If you provide an official university or government email address, we will create your account and get back to you without further question. With a commercial or non-official email address, we will send you an email to inquire about your institution and your interest in genome annotation. We take these cautionary measures to protect the submitted data of other users.
Researchers who wish to view and export existing user annotations can login with the username aganimal_guest and password guest. This will not allow editing genes, annotating new genes or submitting information about assembly errors.
Additionally, if you wish to practice using Apollo without registering, you can access the Bovine Apollo Demo, provided at the Bovine Genome Database, also hosted by our group.