RAST: the Rapid Annotation Server

RAST (Rapid Annotation using Subsystem Technology) is a fully-automated service for annotating bacterial and archaeal genomes. It provides high quality genome annotations for these genomes across the whole phylogenetic tree.

Using FIGfams and the Subsystems Approach to annotation, the RAST server produces high-quality genome annotations in 12 to 24 hours. A full description of the RAST technology is described in our paper The RAST Server: Rapid Annotations using Subsystems Technology.

Once your genome is annotated, you can browse through the results using the familiar Genome Viewer. The main NMPDR Genome Viewer uses the curated Sprout Database; the RAST version uses a slightly larger database of public genomes with your uploaded genome added to the mix. To ensure that your data remains private, you have to log in to the RAST server.

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Summary An introduction to our rapid genome annotation service
Topic revision: r8 - 02 Apr 2009 - 21:33:52 - Leslie Mc Neil
 
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