The Integrated Microbial Genomes with Microbiome samples (IMG/M) resource is a Data Management & Analysis System which provides tools for analyzing microbial community genomes (metagenomes). IMG/M offers analysis of the functional capability of microbial communities based on their metagenome sequence, in the context of reference isolate genomes included from the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) system. IMG/M also provides tools which allow for genomic comparisons, and examination of the phylogenetic affiliations of genes within the genome.

You will learn:

  • how to analyze the diversity and abundance of the microbes in a community
  • how to search for genes and navigate the gene details page
  • how to examine the relative abundance of various protein families in a microbial community
  • how to use tools for functional comparisons of genomes
  • how to examine the phylogenetic affiliations of genes within the genome
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BIOMED CENTRAL

Recent BioMed Central research articles citing this resource

Kweon Ohgew et al., Comparative functional pan-genome analyses to build connections between genomic dynamics and phenotypic evolution in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon metabolism in the genus Mycobacterium. BMC Evolutionary Biology (2015) doi:10.1186/s12862-015-0302-8

Zhang Yunhui et al., Genome analysis of Flaviramulus ichthyoenteri Th78 T in the family Flavobacteriaceae : insights into its quorum quenching property and potential roles in fish intestine Prokaryote microbial genomics. BMC Genomics (2015) doi:10.1186/s12864-015-1275-0

Załuga Joanna et al., Comparative genome analysis of pathogenic and non-pathogenic Clavibacter strains reveals adaptations to their lifestyle Prokaryote microbial genomics. BMC Genomics (2014) doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-392

Sharma K Parveen et al., Genome features of Pseudomonas putida LS46, a novel polyhydroxyalkanoate producer and its comparison with other P. putida strains. AMB Express (2014) doi:10.1186/s13568-014-0037-8

Gladden M John et al., Discovery and characterization of ionic liquid-tolerant thermophilic cellulases from a switchgrass-adapted microbial community. Biotechnology for Biofuels (2014) doi:10.1186/1754-6834-7-15