News/Apollo 1.10 Released

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A new version of Apollo has been released. Highlights for this release include:

  • Support for remote NCBI BLAST (blastn, blastx, tblastx)
  • Support for remote NCBI Primer BLAST (primer identification tool)
  • Numerous bug fixes

The nice thing about the remote analysis support is that now users do not have to install those tools locally (which can be a pain) and don't need to download the very large NCBI databases. These requests are handled in the background, so you can keep on working as usual and once the analysis is complete, the results will be automatically incorporated into the results track.

We're very interested in getting feedback from users who may use the primer identification functionality. If you could provide information on how you'd use such a tool and possibly what kind of filtering criteria you might need, it would be great so that we may incorporate these changes in future releases.

As always, you can download the current version at:

Ed Lee

Posted to the GMOD News on 2009/03/02