Genome Taxonomy Database (GTDB)

Last updated February 13, 2023
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The Genome Taxonomy Database (GTDB) is an initiative to establish a standardized microbial taxonomy based on genome phylogeny, primarily funded by an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship. The genomes used to construct the phylogeny are obtained from RefSeq and GenBank, and GTDB releases are indexed to RefSeq releases, starting with release 76.

Importantly and increasingly, this dataset includes draft genomes of uncultured microorganisms obtained from metagenomes and single cells, ensuring improved genomic representation of the microbial world. All genomes are independently quality controlled using CheckM before inclusion in GTDB.

Use the widget below to access the data in this database. Use the filter in the top right corner to narrow down the results. Once you have found the item you need, simply select it and the directory path will be copied to your clipboard. Paste the path in your submission scripts to use in your analysis. If you would like to see the path displayed in the widget, select the Detailed View option.