Restauro-G: A Rapid Genome Re-Annotation System for Comparative Genomics

Satoshi Tamaki, Kazuharu Arakawa, Nobuaki Kono, Masaru Tomita

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Abstract

Annotations of complete genome sequences submitted directly from sequencing projects are diverse in terms of annotation strategies and update frequencies. These inconsistencies make comparative studies difficult. To allow rapid data preparation of a large number of complete genomes, automation and speed are important for genome re-annotation. Here we introduce an open-source rapid genome re-annotation software system, Restauro-G, specialized for bacterial genomes. Restauro-G re-annotates a genome by similarity searches utilizing the BLAST-Like Alignment Tool, referring to protein databases such as UniProt KB, NCBI nr, NCBI COGs, Pfam, and PSORTb. Re-annotation by Restauro-G achieved over 98% accuracy for most bacterial chromosomes in comparison with the original manually curated annotation of EMBL releases. Restauro-G was developed in the generic bioinformatics workbench G-language Genome Analysis Environment and is distributed at http://restauro-g.iab.keio.ac.jp/under the GNU General Public License.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
JournalGenomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 15

Keywords

  • G-language Genome Analysis Environment
  • annotation
  • bioinformatics
  • complete genomes
  • software

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Computational Mathematics

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