With the growing number of genomes
becoming available, a software environment is needed to produce accurate and consistent annotations. The SEED is that environment. We provide a public [http://seed-viewer.theseed.org/FIG /index. cgi SEED-Viewer] that allows read-only access to the latest data and annotations. For users interested in editing and learning how to use the system, we also provide a [http://theseed. uchicago.edu/FIG/index.cgi Trial-SEED]. As described in our [[Annotating_1000_genomes|manifesto]] the [[Glossary#annotation |annotation]] is not performed on a gene by gene basis per genome, but rather by [[Glossary#subsystem|subsystem]] by an expert curator across many genomes at a time. |+|
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Revision as of 19:43, 13 October 2006
With the growing number of available genomes, the need for an environment to support effective comparative analysis increases. The original SEED Project was started at FIG as an open source effort. Argonne National Lab and the University of Chicago joined the project, and now much of the activity occurs at those two institutions (as well as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Hope college, San Diego State University, the Burnham Institute and a number of other institutions). The cooperative effort focuses on the development of the annotation environment called the SEED and, more importantly, on the development of curated genomic data.
We provide a public SEED-Viewer that allows read-only access to the latest data and annotations. For users interested in editing and learning how to use the system, we also provide a Trial-SEED. As described in our manifesto the annotation is not performed on a gene by gene basis per genome, but rather by subsystem by an expert curator across many genomes at a time.
We make all our software and data available for download and use on our DownloadPage page.