Organism phenotype, ecotype, disease, and relevance characterizations collected from literature have been added to IMG 1.3. The new version also features enhanced comparative analysis capabilities, including extended Analysis Carts and improved functional profiles across organisms.
IMG, accessible to the public at http://img.
IMG is updated on a quarterly basis with new public and DOE JGI genomes. The next update is scheduled for March 1st, 2006.
The DOE Joint Genome Institute, supported primarily by the DOE Office of Science, is among the world leaders in whole-genome sequencing projects devoted to microbes and microbial communities, model system vertebrates, aquatic organisms, and plants. Established in 1997, DOE JGI now unites the expertise of five national laboratories, Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, and Pacific Northwest, along with the Stanford Human Genome Center to advance the frontiers of genome sequencing and related biology. Additional information about DOE JGI can be found at: http://www.