The Annotation Goose displays short bits of descriptive text indexed by an identifier, such as ORF, gene, or protein name. Features include keyword search and broadcasting lists of identifiers to and from the gaggle.
Tab-delimited file format
The annotation goose accepts annotations in tab-delimited files where the first row holds column titles and the first column holds an identifier which can be matched against data from other sources.
ORF Gene Function VNG0001H VNG0001H hypothetical protein VNG0002G yvrO amino acid ABC transporter, ATP-binding protein VNG0003C VNG0003C conserved hypothetical protein ...
In the example above, the first column is an ORF identifier. The second column is a common name for the gene, if one exists. The annotation itself is in the third column.
While the example has three columns, the Annotation Goose can load tab-delimited files with arbitrary numbers of columns.
Sources of Annotations
TIGR's Comprehensive Microbial Resource is an excellent source of annotations for microbial organisms. Reformatting to tab-delimitted format is required, so scripting skills come in handy.
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