The integrated microbial genomes (IMG) system

Nucleic Acids Res. 2006 Jan 1;34(Database issue):D344-8. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkj024.


The integrated microbial genomes (IMG) system is a new data management and analysis platform for microbial genomes provided by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI). IMG contains both draft and complete JGI genomes integrated with other publicly available microbial genomes of all three domains of life. IMG provides tools and viewers for analyzing genomes, genes and functions, individually or in a comparative context. IMG allows users to focus their analysis on subsets of genes and genomes of interest and to save the results of their analysis. IMG is available at

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Bacteriophages / genetics
  • Database Management Systems
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genome, Archaeal*
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Genomics*
  • Internet
  • Phylogeny
  • Systems Integration
  • User-Computer Interface