The UCSC Archaeal Genome Browser

Nucleic Acids Res. 2006 Jan 1;34(Database issue):D407-10. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkj134.


As more archaeal genomes are sequenced, effective research and analysis tools are needed to integrate the diverse information available for any given locus. The feature-rich UCSC Genome Browser, created originally to annotate the human genome, can be applied to any sequenced organism. We have created a UCSC Archaeal Genome Browser, available at, currently with 26 archaeal genomes. It displays G/C content, gene and operon annotation from multiple sources, sequence motifs (promoters and Shine-Dalgarno), microarray data, multi-genome alignments and protein conservation across phylogenetic and habitat categories. We encourage submission of new experimental and bioinformatic analysis from contributors. The purpose of this tool is to aid biological discovery and facilitate greater collaboration within the archaeal research community.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Archaeal Proteins / chemistry
  • Archaeal Proteins / genetics
  • Archaeal Proteins / metabolism
  • Base Composition
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Genes, Archaeal
  • Genome, Archaeal*
  • Genomics
  • Internet
  • Operon
  • Phylogeny
  • Sequence Alignment
  • User-Computer Interface


  • Archaeal Proteins