Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and the Biological Data Management and Technology Center (BDMTC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have launched the Expert Review (ER) version of the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) system. IMG ER supports and enhances the review and revision of annotations for both publicly available genome datasets and those newly released from private institutions.
“IMG ER provides scientists with curation tools that improve the annotations of microbial genomes in the context of IMG’s comprehensive collection of genomes,” said Nikos Kyrpides, head of DOE JGI’s Genome Biology Program. “As one of the leading microbial genome sequencing centers in the world, a core mission of the DOE JGI is to ensure the genome sequence data it makes publicly available is high quality.”
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