Microbedb: A locally maintainable database of microbial genomic sequences

Morgan G I Langille, Matthew R. Laird, William W L Hsiao, Terry A. Chiu, Jonathan A Eisen, Fiona S L Brinkman

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Analysis of microbial genomes often requires the general organization and comparison of tens to thousands of genomes both from public repositories and unpublished sources. MicrobeDB provides a foundation for such projects by the automation of downloading published, completed bacterial and archaeal genomes from key sources, parsing annotations of all genomes (both public and private) into a local database, and allowing interaction with the database through an easy to use programming interface. MicrobeDB creates a simple to use, easy to maintain, centralized local resource for various large-scale comparative genomic analyses and a back-end for future microbial application design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberbts273
Pages (from-to)1947-1948
Number of pages2
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Medicine(all)


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