Web Apollo Annotation Tool

The Web Apollo annotation tool allows registered users to submit manual annotations on an ongoing basis.  Web Apollo is a significant improvement over the older Apollo version used by the Bovine Genome Sequencing and Analysis Consortium in the 2009 genome publication, because it allows users to edit annotations using a web browser; changes are saved to the server as they are made, and are instantly visible to all other annotators. 

To annotate genes on the UMD3.1 assembly using Web Apollo, you must first register as an annotator. If you do not wish to register, you can view the gene prediction and transcript alignment evidence with UMD3.1 Jbrowse, which provides the same navigation tools as Web Apollo.

If you are already registered, go straight to Web Apollo.  

The Web Apollo website provides a user guide, and you can practice using Web Apollo using the public Web Apollo demo.

Once you are familiar with Web Apollo, you may wish to view the list of priority genes, which provides links to genes that were annotated previously, but did not map perfectly from the Btau_4.0 to UMD3.1 assembly.