FARAO – The Flexible All-Round Annotation Organizer
Rickard Hammarén, Chandan Pal, Johan Bengtsson-Palme
Bioinformatics (2016) doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw499

FARAO is the Flexible All-Round Annotation Organizer, a set of software tools that constitute as a highly configurable way to handle sequence annotation and coverage information. FARAO 1) integrates annotation and coverage information for the same sequence set; 2) is scalable to millions of sequences and features; 3) can filter out sequences with annotations satisfying criteria given by the user; 4) handles annotations produced by a range of bioinformatics tools; and 5) provides a flexible interface for writing custom parsers for virtually any format not supported out of the box.

Download the FARAO package (version 1.0b)

Read the FARAO manual

Download additional FARAO parsers

Do you want to submit a FARAO parser to the archive? Please attach it to an e-mail with a brief parser description, and sending it to farao [at] microbiology.se

Please e-mail me if you encounter bugs or have questions, but first check out the FAQ! If you do not find your answer there, then feel free to e-mail me. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname[a]microbiology.se (and my name is Johan Bengtsson-Palme).

Version history

  • 15th December 2015 – 1.0 beta – first public release.

If you for any reason would be interested in an older version of FARAO, please e-mail me at the address below.

Contact information
Johan Bengtsson-Palme (firstname.lastname [at] microbiology.se)
University of Gothenburg
Department of Infectious Diseases
Guldhedsgatan 10
413 46 Göteborg