IMG/M: the integrated metagenome data management and comparative analysis system

Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Jan;40(Database issue):D123-9. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkr975. Epub 2011 Nov 15.


The integrated microbial genomes and metagenomes (IMG/M) system provides support for comparative analysis of microbial community aggregate genomes (metagenomes) in a comprehensive integrated context. IMG/M integrates metagenome data sets with isolate microbial genomes from the IMG system. IMG/M's data content and analytical capabilities have been extended through regular updates since its first release in 2007. IMG/M is available at A companion IMG/M systems provide support for annotation and expert review of unpublished metagenomic data sets (IMG/M ER:

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Database Management Systems
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Eukaryota / genetics
  • Genome, Archaeal
  • Genome, Bacterial
  • Genome, Viral
  • Metagenome*
  • Metagenomics*
  • Plasmids / genetics
  • Systems Integration