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Nucleic Acids Res. 2009 Jul;37(Web Server issue):W296-9. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkp268. Epub 2009 Apr 30.

The Microbe browser for comparative genomics.

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  • 1Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, School of Life Sciences, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.


The Microbe browser is a web server providing comparative microbial genomics data. It offers comprehensive, integrated data from GenBank, RefSeq, UniProt, InterPro, Gene Ontology and the Orthologs Matrix Project (OMA) database, displayed along with gene predictions from five software packages. The Microbe browser is daily updated from the source databases and includes all completely sequenced bacterial and archaeal genomes. The data are displayed in an easy-to-use, interactive website based on Ensembl software. The Microbe browser is available at Programmatic access is available through the OMA application programming interface (API) at

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