PATRIC September Release features over 4500 New Genomes, Literature Feferences, and Assembly Service Enhancements

New Genomes

In this release, we have added 4653 new genomes, including replacement of 3200 Streptococcus genomes which had issues with the sequence data. This update brings the total number of genomes in PATRIC to over 79,000. The full list of available bacterial genomes can be accessed from the Genomes Tab for all bacteria, and from the Genomes Data Landing Page.

Literature References from SEED

We have added approximately 8000 literature references from the SEED system as structured assertions for genes, mapped to over 8 million genes in PATRIC. An example can be seen here. (Scroll to the bottom of the gene page and look in the Comments table.  The row with “SEED” as the Source has a direct link to the literature reference in PubMed.)

Assembly Service Enhancements

This release includes enhancements to the Assembly Service that support reference-based quality evaluation and hybrid PacBio/Illumina assemblies. The PATRIC Genome Assembly Service is available here.