The mission of the Integrated Microbial Genomes & Microbiomes(IMG/M) system is to support the annotation,
analysis and distribution of microbial genome and microbiome datasets sequenced at DOE's Joint Genome Institute
IMG/M is also open to scientists worldwide for the annotation, analysis, and distribution of their own genome and microbiome datasets, as long as they agree with the IMG/M data release policy and follow the metadata requirements for integrating data into IMG/M (see IMG/M submission site).
IMG/M is committed to provide scientists worldwide free support for genome & microbiome data
annotation & integration and open access comparative analysis of integrated genome and microbiome datasets.
IMG/M can be accessed without a login and password for searching and analyzing public datasets; dataset downloads, data exports and other advanced tools are provided via IMG/M ER which can be accessed with login/password.
IMG/M ER (Expert Review) users need to register at: JGI Single Sign On (JGI SSO) in order to obtain a login and password.
Logins/passwords allow users to:
As of June 2016, IMG had over15,200 users from 89 countries across 6 continents. User Map
Microbial genome and microbiome datasets submitted for annotation and/or integration in IMG/M will be:
For datasets with multiple submissions, only the latest version will be kept in
IMG/M, with older versions automatically removed.
Microbial genome and microbiome datasets submitted for annotation and/or integration in IMG/M are distributed solely through individual JGI data portals and are limited to assembled and annotated datasets; no other type of data distribution (data downloads) is provided. (Not all datasets are available for download because of various legal issues)
Microbial genomes sequenced at JGI become eligible for submission to Genbank when they become public in IMG/M. Genomes submitted by external users for annotation and comparative analysis in IMG/M are not submitted to Genbank by IMG/M. For such genomes Genbank submission is the responsibility of external users.
IMG/M's Data Warehouse integrates microbial genome and microbiome datasets sequenced at JGI or provided by IMG/M's users with a comprehensive set of publicly available bacterial, archaeal, eukaryotic, and phage genomes from Genbank, as well as engineered, environmental and host associated microbiome samples.
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At the start of 2016, IMG/M had a total of 38,395 genome datasets from all domains of life and 8,077 microbiome datasets, out of which 33,116 genome datasets and 4,615 microbiome datasets are publicly available. Note that some genome and microbiome datasets have been deleted because of sequencing or annotation quality problems or have been replaced by newer versions.
Genes in IMG/M are characterized using several functional resources, including:
Through regular content updates, IMG/M aims at providing high levels of genome diversity, in terms of the number of genomes integrated into the system; annotation coverage, in terms of the breadth of the functional annotations; and data quality, in terms of the coherence of annotations. About 20% of the genomes and 75% of the metagenome samples in IMG/M were sequenced at DOE's Joint Genome Institute.
|Microbial Genome and Microbiome Data Analysis|
IMG/M provides free access to public genome & microbiome datasets.
IMG/M ER provides login access to private and public genome & microbiome datatsets, with support for data curation, dataset downloads and workspace analysis and data exports.
IMG/ABC a knowledge base to fuel the discovery of biosynthetic gene clusters and novel secondary metabolites in IMG
The IMG/VR system serves as a starting point for the sequence analysis of viral fragments derived from metagenomic samples.
|Microbial Genome and Microbiome Data Set Submission
To submit your data sets for analysis in IMG/ER
| IMG User Forum
Where users can view documents, FAQ and ask questions.
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Markowitz VM et al. (2014) IMG/M 4 version of the integrated metagenome comparative analysis system, Nucl. Acids Res. 42, D568-D573.