Scientists at the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute and the Biological Data Management and Technology Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have launched the Expert Review version of the Integrated Microbial Genomes system. IMG ER provides curation tools that enable researchers to review and revise annotations of microbial genomes.
As of April, the IMG system contained 1,284 bacterial, 59 archaeal, 49 eukaryotic, and 2,524 viral genomes, as well as 924 plasmid sequences. IMG ER curation tools allow researchers to detect and correct annotation problems, such as genes missed by gene prediction pipelines or genes without an associated function. The IMG ER system can be accessed here after requesting an account.