Databases and software for the comparison of prokaryotic genomes

D. Field
2005 Microbiology  
The explosion in the number of complete genomes over the past decade has spawned a new and exciting discipline, that of comparative genomics. To exploit the full potential of this approach requires the development of novel algorithms, databases and software which are sophisticated enough to draw meaningful comparisons between complete genome sequences and are widely accessible to the scientific community at large. This article reviews progress towards the development of computational tools and
more » ... atabases for organizing and extracting biological meaning from the comparison of large collections of genomes.
doi:10.1099/mic.0.28006-0 pmid:16000703 fatcat:p5bgkzdv2zfaleuywsrftkgrry