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JGI s Integrated Microbial Genomes Network Gets Quarterly Facelift; Now Maintains 337 Genomes

NEW YORK, June 1 (GenomeWeb News) - The US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute has added 46 genomes to its Integrated Microbial Genomes data management system, bringing to 337 the total number of publicly available genomes, the JGI said today.

 

IMG version 1.1 now includes 301 bacterial, 25 archaeal, and 11 eukaryotic genomes. Several new features have also been added to the IMG's genome analysis tools, including a function to compare gene occurrence profiles across organisms, an enhanced support infrastructure for comparing organism statistics, and the ability to save and load organism and gene analysis settings from local user files, according to the organization.

 

The data management system is updated on a quarterly basis and is scheduled to receive another upgrade at the beginning of September, the JGI said.

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