Microbial Genomes Database

Microbial Genomes is a database of prokaryotic genome sequencing project data. 

Availability and Restrictions


Microbial Genomes is available on the Owens cluster. The versions currently available at OSC are:

Version Owens
2017-11 X*
* Current default version

The version indicates the date of the installation. You can use module spider microbial-database to view available modules for a given machine. Feel free to contact OSC Help if you need other versions for your work.


Microbial Genomes is available to all OSC users. If you have any questions, please contact OSC Help.


Usage on Owens


To configure your enviorment for use of TrimGalore, use command module load microbial-database. This will load the default version.

The database can be accessed by the environment variable MICROBIALDB, for example

Archaea_Genome  Bacteria_Genome  Fungi_Genome  Protozoa_Genome  Virus_Genome

Further Reading

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