prodigal - Microbial (bacterial and archaeal) gene finding program

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: prodigal
Package version: 2.6.2
Package release: 2
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 11.90 KB
Download size: 671.13 KB
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Prodigal (Prokaryotic Dynamic Programming Genefinding Algorithm) is a microbial (bacterial and archaeal) gene finding program developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee. Key features of Prodigal include: Speed: Prodigal is an extremely fast gene recognition tool (written in very vanilla C). It can analyze an entire microbial genome in 30 seconds or less. Accuracy: Prodigal is a highly accurate gene finder. It correctly locates the 3' end of every gene in the experimentally verified Ecogene data set (except those containing introns). It possesses a very sophisticated ribosomal binding site scoring system that enables it to locate the translation initiation site with great accuracy (96% of the 5' ends in the Ecogene data set are located correctly). Specificity: Prodigal's false positive rate compares favorably with other gene identification programs, and usually falls under 5%. GC-Content Indifferent: Prodigal performs well even in high GC genomes, with over a 90% perfect match (5'+3') to the Pseudomonas aeruginosa curated annotations. Metagenomic Version: Prodigal can run in metagenomic mode and analyze sequences even when the organism is unknown. Ease of Use: Prodigal can be run in one step on a single genomic sequence or on a draft genome containing many sequences. It does not need to be supplied with any knowledge of the organism, as it learns all the properties it needs to on its own.




    Source package: prodigal

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install prodigal deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install prodigal


    • /usr/bin/prodigal
    • /usr/share/doc/prodigal/
    • /usr/share/doc/prodigal/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/prodigal/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/prodigal.1.gz


    2015-07-11 - Andreas Tille <> prodigal (1:2.6.2-2) unstable; urgency=medium [ Michael R. Crusoe ] * New upstream version [ Andreas Tille ] * cme fix dpkg-control

    2014-09-16 - Andreas Tille <> prodigal (1:2.6.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium * New upstream version (adapted patches) * Add citation * `cme fix dpkg-control` to fix Vcs-Browser * Add myself as Uploader * Use manually created manpage since help2man does a bad job Closes: #761684 * d/watch: code moved to Github and changed versioning scheme * d/rules: override_dh_auto_install to prevent installing to /usr/local

    2014-07-28 - Olivier Sallou <> prodigal (2.60-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial release (Closes: #756291).