Published in CyVerse, 2017
MAKER is one of the most popular bioinformatic pipeline used to annotate genomic information (Cantarel et al. 2008). MAKER utilizes standard programs in bioinformatics to customize the processing and preparation of the raw data. This includes processes to identify repeats, align ESTs and proteins to a target genomes, predict genes and quantify the quality of the results based on the provided evidence. MAKER focuses on automating the entire annotation process to create an easy and consistent initial annotation. MAKER is still under active development and is used in many areas of organism modeling.