About GIDetector

GIDetector is a software that is used to detect genomic islands in prokaryotic genomes. GIDetector collects prokaryotic genome data from public websites based on users' specification, analyzes genome features using multiple sources, including embedded third-party software Alien_hunter and REPuter, and predict genomic islands based on our trained models, which are decision-tree based ensemble classifiers.

GIDetector is developed for the users of Windows operating systems, and has an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI). GIDetector is developed in C# with the support of Perl and Cygwin. and compiled on Windows platform and can be executed on Windows 7/Windows XP/Windows 2000 system

Software availability

Disclaimer: this software is free to use, modify, redistribute without any restrictions.
Online documentation and a PDF version will be available soon.


A detailed explanation for the usage of GIDetector, as well as some precautions for possible mis-uses.


Bugs, problems, suggestions can be dumped to
Dongsheng Che: dche@po-box.esu.edu
Cory Hockenbury: ceh8157@esu.edu

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