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Prodigal | Prokaryotic gene recognition and translation initiation site identification

A gene-finding program for microbial genomes. The goals of Prodigal were to attain greater sensitivity in identifying existing genes, to predict translation initiation sites more accurately, and to minimize the number of false positive predictions. The results of Prodigal were compared to existing methods for both purely experimentally verified genes as well as curated Genbank files for a number of genomes. Prodigal's performance was found to be comparable or better to existing methods in the prediction of genes while also predicting fewer overall genes.

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Prodigal classification

Prodigal specifications

Unique identifier:
OMICS_01493
Software type:
Package/Module
Restrictions to use:
None
Programming languages:
C
Computer skills:
Advanced
Stability:
Stable
Name:
PROkaryotic DYnamic programming Gene-finding ALgorithm
Interface:
Command line interface
Operating system:
Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
License:
GNU General Public License version 2.0
Version:
2.6.2
Maintained:
Yes

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Institution(s)

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

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