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

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

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