Identifying Sequenced Eukaryotic Genomes and Transcriptomes with diArk

Methods Mol Biol. 2018:1757:1-19. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7737-6_1.


The diArk Eukaryotic Genome Database is a manually curated and updated repository of available eukaryotic genome and transcriptome assemblies. diArk is a key resource for researchers interested in comparative eukaryotic genomics, and the entry point to browsing sequenced eukaryotes in general and to find the most closely related species to the own organism of interest in particular. The exponentially increasing number of sequenced species demands sophisticated search and data presentation tools. In this chapter we describe how to navigate the diArk database keeping a first-time user in mind.

Keywords: Eukaryotes; Genome assembly; Sequenced genomes; Transcriptome assembly.

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Eukaryota / metabolism*
  • Genome*
  • Genomics* / methods
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing
  • Transcriptome*
  • Web Browser