New Online Tutorials for IMG, IMG/M, NCBI Viral Genomes and VBRC
News Oct 29, 2009
OpenHelix has announced the availability of new tutorial suites on Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG), Integrated Microbial Genomes with Microbiome Samples (IMG/M), NCBI Viral Genomes and Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center (VBRC). IMG is a data management platform for analyzing microbial genomes sequenced by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) of the U.S. Department of Energy and including global public information resources.
IMG/M provides tools for analyzing the functional capability of microbial communities based on their metagenome sequence, in the context of reference isolate genomes included from IMG systems.
NCBI Viral Genomes is a web portal for exploring the sequences of completed viral genomes and is fully integrated with other NCBI databases, such as GenBank, PubMed, and Taxonomy. VBRC is a public resource that contains the most comprehensive and current information regarding genetic and molecular biology for Category A, B, and C priority pathogens.
The tutorial suites, available for single purchase or through a low-priced annual subscription to all OpenHelix tutorials, contain an online, narrated, multi-media tutorial, which runs in just about any browser connected to the web, along with slides with full script, handouts and exercises.
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