Meticulously curated microbial reference genomes
The ATCC Genome Portal is a rapidly growing ISO 9001–compliant database of high-quality reference genomes from authenticated microbial strains in the ATCC collection. Through this cloud-based platform, you can easily access and download meticulously curated whole-genome sequences from your browser or our secure API. With high-quality, annotated data at your fingertips, you can confidently perform bioinformatics analyses and make insightful correlations.
Protect your research
Current publicly available, consensus-driven genomic sequences often lack data authenticity, quality, completeness, or traceability, which can compromise your research. This gap in data provenance potentially complicates downstream bioinformatics applications and research objectives.
For scientists to make insightful correlations, they need access to rigorously validated reference genomes tied back to credible biological materials. That’s why we developed standardized genome sequencing, assembly, and genome annotation pipelines to provide researchers with the high-quality reference genomes of the authenticated microbial strains in our collection and made those data available through the ATCC Genome Portal.
Features and benefits
The ATCC Genome Portal offers more than just a collection of reference-grade bacterial, viral, fungal, and protist genomes originating from authenticated ATCC materials. It is a platform where users can interactively browse genomic data and metadata.
- Browse and download whole-genome sequences and annotations for a variety of authenticated ATCC microbial strains.
- Search for nucleotide sequences or genes within published genomes.
- Search for genomes by taxonomic name, taxonomic level, isolation source, ATCC catalog number, type strain status, biosafety level, or certain tags.
- View genome assembly statistics and quality metrics.
- Identify the relatedness of published genomes by total genome alignment.
- Purchase the corresponding authenticated ATCC source material.
Understand our approach
Our optimized methodology is designed to achieve complete, circularized (when biologically appropriate), and contiguous genomic elements by using short-read (virology collection) and hybrid (bacteriology, mycology, and protistology collections) assembly techniques. We then take our workflow one step further by accompanying each stage of the process with rigorous quality control analyses that ensure the highest quality data. Only the data that passes all quality control criteria are published to the ATCC Genome Portal.
Explore our resources and data
Check out our scientific posters to learn more about our bioinformatics pipeline for generating reference-quality microbial genomes.Explore posters
Read our blog posts to learn about the importance of reference-quality genomic data and how it can be applied in different industries.Explore blog posts
Listen to our podcasts to hear ATCC experts discuss pros and cons of crowd sourcing data and how the ATCC Genome Portal can help.Listen to the podcasts
Learn about the importance of data authentication and provenance
Data Provenance for Bacterial Genome Assemblies
Learn about the de novo assembly of 1,113 bacterial genome references produced from ATCC strains.
Genomic reference standards with data provenance
The lack of data provenance negatively affects the reliability of genomics data. Learn how ATCC is addressing this issue.
Genome Sequencing Request
Do you have a specific microorganism from the ATCC repository that you would like us sequence and publish on the ATCC Genome Portal? Please fill in the form below and let us know what ATCC product you are interested in.