Gene Probe, Inc.
has assumed further development, maintenance, and support
for the GeneMark
gene prediction software originally developed
Georgia Institute of Technology.
As these functions are not generally
supported by academic units the Gene Probe, Inc. mission has been to be
a source and consulting resource for the community of molecular biologists
working in comparative, functional and evolutionary genomics who are actively
using the programs from GeneMark family. Certainly, it is to the Gene Probe
credit that GeneMark and GeneMark.hmm are most frequently cited programs in GenBank.
Since August 1997, a number of improvements have been made to the documentation
and installation of these programs. The programs now are available on CD-ROM
for Linux, Solaris, Irix, and DEC/OSF Unix platforms and include standard UNIX
manual pages and an HTML manual that is viewable with WWW browsers such as
Netscape Navigator™, or Microsoft's Internet Explorer™. The current and
extensive collection of gene models for different species and several
utilities facilitating the programs use are available as well. Further
enhancements are ongoing.