The Burkholderia Genome Database: facilitating flexible queries and comparative analyses

Bioinformatics. 2008 Dec 1;24(23):2803-4. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btn524. Epub 2008 Oct 7.


As the genome sequences of multiple strains of a given bacterial species are obtained, more generalized bacterial genome databases may be complemented by databases that are focused on providing more information geared for a distinct bacterial phylogenetic group and its associated research community. The Burkholderia Genome Database represents a model for such a database, providing a powerful, user-friendly search and comparative analysis interface that contains features not found in other genome databases. It contains continually updated, curated and tracked information about Burkholderia cepacia complex genome annotations, plus other Burkholderia species genomes for comparison, providing a high-quality resource for its targeted cystic fibrosis research community.

Availability: Source code: GNU GPL.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Burkholderia / genetics*
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genome, Bacterial
  • Internet
  • Software
  • User-Computer Interface