Glimmer is a system for finding genes in microbial DNA, especially the genomes of bacteria, archaea, and viruses. Glimmer was developed at the Centre for BioInformatics and Computational Biology. The version that is distributed with Rocks is Glimmer v3.02.
Glimmer is installed at /opt/Bio/glimmer/. Glimmer is run in 2 stages.
Glimmer is trained on a particular training set of similar species to recognize genes
Glimmer is then run on an input DNA sequence to find genes