Microbes As Far as the Eye Can See | GenomeWeb

The latest version of the Integrated Microbial Genomes can be found here. IMG 2.9 now contains 5,115 genomes and 6,514,244 genes. It also includes a phylogenetic tree-based genome browser, a dotplot tool for comparison studies, tools to look at horizontal gene transfer, and Arthrobacter chlorophenolicus protein expression data.

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