IMG/M-HMP: a metagenome comparative analysis system for the Human Microbiome Project

PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e40151. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040151. Epub 2012 Jul 5.


The Integrated Microbial Genomes and Metagenomes (IMG/M) resource is a data management system that supports the analysis of sequence data from microbial communities in the integrated context of all publicly available draft and complete genomes from the three domains of life as well as a large number of plasmids and viruses. IMG/M currently contains thousands of genomes and metagenome samples with billions of genes. IMG/M-HMP is an IMG/M data mart serving the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Microbiome Project (HMP), focussed on HMP generated metagenome datasets, and is one of the central resources provided from the HMP Data Analysis and Coordination Center (DACC). IMG/M-HMP is available at

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Archaea / genetics
  • Bacteria / genetics
  • Database Management Systems*
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Eukaryota / genetics
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Metagenome / genetics*
  • User-Computer Interface