The integrated microbial genomes (IMG) system in 2007: data content and analysis tool extensions

Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Jan;36(Database issue):D528-33. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkm846. Epub 2007 Oct 12.


The integrated microbial genomes (IMG) system is a data management, analysis and annotation platform for all publicly available genomes. IMG contains both draft and complete JGI microbial genomes integrated with all other publicly available genomes from all three domains of life, together with a large number of plasmids and viruses. IMG provides tools and viewers for analyzing and annotating genomes, genes and functions, individually or in a comparative context. Since its first release in 2005, IMG's data content and analytical capabilities have been constantly expanded through quarterly releases. IMG is provided by the DOE-Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and is available from

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genome, Archaeal*
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Genome, Viral
  • Genomics*
  • Internet
  • Plasmids / genetics
  • Proteins / chemistry
  • Proteins / genetics
  • Software
  • Systems Integration


  • Proteins