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The Integrated Microbial Genome Resource of Analysis

  • Alice Checcucci
  • Alessio MengoniEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1231)

Abstract

Integrated Microbial Genomes and Metagenomes (IMG) is a biocomputational system that allows to provide information and support for annotation and comparative analysis of microbial genomes and metagenomes. IMG has been developed by the US Department of Energy (DOE)-Joint Genome Institute (JGI). IMG platform contains both draft and complete genomes, sequenced by Joint Genome Institute and other public and available genomes. Genomes of strains belonging to Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya domains are present as well as those of viruses and plasmids. Here, we provide some essential features of IMG system and case study for pangenome analysis.

Key words

Genome database Metagenome database Integrated Microbial Genomes and Metagenomes Joint Genome Institute Bioinformatics Genome comparison 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of FlorenceSesto FiorentinoItaly

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