This portal hosts the research community's efforts to improve the genome annotation of Macadamia integrifolia.

Community Annotation on Apollo


  • Timeline of Macadamia genome availability
    • The draft genome scaffolds were anchored to a high resolution linkage map generated by Kirsty Langdon and Cathy Nock (Langdon et al., 2020), working at Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia.

    • October 2020:  The chromosome-anchored reference genome sequence for Macadamia integrifolia HAES 741 was published by Nock et al in the journal G3. As the first representative genome from the plant family Proteaceae to be fully sequenced and anchored to a dense linkage map it is now timely to explore detailed systematic annotation based on community-sourced evidence.

    • July 2021: Updated 'Annotation Release 100' is provided in INSDC databases, courtesy of the standard NCBI annotation pipeline (v 9.0).

    • September 2020: Web Apollo implementation and launch via Australian BioCommons

    • late 2021: The Ensembl Plants team at EBI are processing the annotated genome through their pipelines. More information and links will be provided here soon.

  • About the Apollo implementation
    • WebApollo is a generic browser-based tool developed by GMOD for visualization and editing of sequence annotations. It is designed for distributed community annotation efforts, where numerous people may be working on the same sequences in geographically different locations; real-time updating keeps all users in sync during the editing process. This provides the Macadamia research community with the opportunity to generate consensus annotation based on their accumulated and complementary expertise.

  • How to use - community interaction
    • The default settings allow any user to view current annotation for the relevant genome. More details and user guide will be available here soon
    • Registered users are able to add new annotation tracks and edit/enhance gene models according to their specific expertise and evidence base

  • Hosting

  • Online now - chromosome-anchored gene annotations:
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