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ready Minimum Information about a (Meta)Genome Sequence

Abbreviation: MIxS - MIGS/MIMS

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MIGS/MIMS (Minimum Information About a (Meta)Genome Sequence) outlines a conceptual structure for extending the core information that has been traditionally captured by the INSDC (DDBJ/EMBL/Genbank) to describe genomic and metagenomic sequences. The MIMS extension describes key aspects of environmental context.

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The minimum information about a genome sequence (MIGS) specification.

Field D,Garrity G,Gray T,Morrison N,Selengut J,Sterk P,Tatusova T,Thomson N,Allen MJ,Angiuoli SV,Ashburner M,Axelrod N,Baldauf S,Ballard S,Boore J,Cochrane G,Cole J,Dawyndt P,De Vos P,DePamphilis C,Edwards R,Faruque N,Feldman R,Gilbert J,Gilna P,Glockner FO,Goldstein P,Guralnick R,Haft D,Hancock D,Hermjakob H,Hertz-Fowler C,Hugenholtz P,Joint I,Kagan L,Kane M,Kennedy J,Kowalchuk G,Kottmann R,Kolker E,Kravitz S,Kyrpides N,Leebens-Mack J,Lewis SE,Li K,Lister AL,Lord P,Maltsev N,Markowitz V,Martiny J,Methe B,Mizrachi I,Moxon R,Nelson K,Parkhill J,Proctor L,White O,Sansone SA,Spiers A,Stevens R,Swift P,Taylor C,Tateno Y,Tett A,Turner S,Ussery D,Vaughan B,Ward N,Whetzel T,San Gil I,Wilson G,Wipat A
Nat Biotechnol 2008

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BacMap is a picture atlas of annotated bacterial genomes. It is an interactive visual database containing hundreds of fully labeled, zoomable, and searchable maps of bacterial genomes.

EBI Metagenomics has changed its name to MGnify to reflect a change in scope. This is a free-to-use resource aiming at supporting all metagenomics researchers. The service is an automated pipeline for the analysis and archiving of metagenomic data that aims to provide insights into the phylogenetic diversity as well as the functional and metabolic potential of a sample. You can freely browse all the public data in the repository.

MAR databases
The MAR databases is a collection of manually curated marine microbial contextual and sequence databases, based at the Marine Metagenomics Portal. This was developed as a part of the ELIXIR EXCELERATE project in 2017 and is maintained by The Center for Bioinformatics (SfB) at the UiT The Arctic University of Norway. SfB is hosting the UiT node of ELIXIR Norway. The MarRef, MarDb, MarFun and MarCat contextual databases are built by compiling data from a number of public available sequence, taxonomy and literature databases in a semi-automatic fashion.

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