The Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) comparative genomics system supports timely and comprehensive analysis of genomes across multiple domains of life. The tools available on IMG allow for the analysis of genomes, genes and functions, individually or comparatively from Archaea, bacteria, eukaryotes, viruses and plasmids. Here a researcher can explore organism information, genome statistics and viewers, phylogenetic distributions of genes and horizontally transferred genes. Functional information includes protein domain, orthology, enzyme and pathway information. Genome analyses include abundance profiles, function profiles, genome clustering and more. Analysis carts and MyIMG are additional powerful analysis tools available to aid your research.

You will learn:

  • to find a set of objects (genomes, genes, or functions)
  • to analyze profiles of objects (either individually or comparatively)
  • to compare genomes using abundance and function profiles and by clustering
  • to use other important tools such as IMG analysis carts and MyIMG
  • how to view genome project maps and metadata category information
TUTORIAL RELATED CONTENT

TUTORIALS

This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group IMG resources. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:

Integrated Microbial Genomes with Microbiome samples (IMG/M): IMG/M provides tools for analyzing the functional capability of microbial communities based on their metagenome sequence


This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group Genome Browsers. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:

Ensembl: Ensembl Genome Browser

GBrowse: GBrowse User Introductory Tutorial

Overview of Genome Browsers: Various Genome Browsers examined

Ensembl Legacy: Older version of Ensembl Genome Browser

Map Viewer: Map Viewer Genome Browser from NCBI


This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group Microbe resources. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:

Complete Microbial Genomes: An extensive collection of data, resources and tools for prokaryotic genomic analysis

Viral Genomes at NCBI: Viral genome resources including single-stranded or double-stranded RNA or DNA viruses

CMR: Comprehensive Microbial Resource

Integrated Microbial Genomes with Microbiome samples (IMG/M): IMG/M provides tools for analyzing the functional capability of microbial communities based on their metagenome sequence

VBRC: The Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center

UCSC Archaeal Genome Browser: Provides you with many research and analysis tools that can be used to examine the genomes of more than 50 microbial species from the domain archaea.

GenoCAD: Computer-Assisted Design software for synthetic biology

GenoCAD Advanced Topics: Computer-Assisted Design software for synthetic biology

CATEGORIES

Genome Databases (prok + viral) : Genomic databases or repositories primarily aimed at prokaryotic or viral organisms. Some may contain eukaryotic data as well.

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