prodigal - Microbial (bacterial and archaeal) gene finding program

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Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package filename prodigal_2.6.3-1_i386.deb
Package name prodigal
Package version 2.6.3
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category universe/science
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 887.84 KB
Installed size 12.13 MB
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
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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
prodigal_2.6.3-1_amd64.deb 2.6.3 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
prodigal - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7


Type URL
Binary Package prodigal_2.6.3-1_i386.deb
Source Package prodigal

Install Howto

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




2016-02-20 - Andreas Tille <>
prodigal (1:2.6.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version
* Packaging moved to Git
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).

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