Integrated Microbial Genomes system/with Microbiome Samples (IMG/M) v2.8
The JGI have announced an update to their Integrated Microbial Genomes system/with Microbiome Samples (IMG/M). Version 2.8 includes reference genomes from IMG 2.8 (http://img.jgi.doe.gov) and 113 GEBA genomes (http://img.jgi.doe.gov/geba).
New metagenome datasets include:
1 Endophytic microbiome from rice; 8 Yellowstone hot pool microbial communities;
7 Marine planktonic communities from Hawaii Ocean Time-series; 1 Bioreactor wastewater terephthalate-degrading community sample
The IMG/M (Nucleic Acids Research, 2008, Vol. 36, Database Issue) provides tools for analyzing functional capability of microbial communities based on their metagenome sequence, in the context of reference isolate genomes included from the Integrated Microbial Genomes system.
Interested parties can check out IMG/M 2.8 at http://img.jgi.doe.gov/cgi-bin/m/main.cgi