Exploring Bacterial Insertion Sequences with ISfinder: Objectives, Uses, and Future Developments

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 859)


We describe here the use of the ISfinder database and its associated software. ISfinder was conceived ­initially as a comprehensive database for prokaryotic insertion sequences (ISs). It now includes software for visualising complete and partial IS copies in whole genomes (ISbrowser) and for high-quality genome annotation (Insertion Sequence Semi-automatic Genome Annotation).

Key words

Bacterial insertion sequence Genome annotation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Siguier
    • 1
  • A. Varani
    • 1
  • J. Perochon
    • 1
  • M. Chandler
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, LMGMToulouseFrance

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