The Microbe Directory is used by students and researchers to find relevant information about microbial species. This information includes characteristics such as microbiome, pathogenicity, extremophiles, capability to form spores or biofilms, among others.
By collecting and summarizing data on various microbes characteristics, the project comprises a database that can be used downstream of large-scale metagenomic taxonomic analyses, allowing researchers to interpret their microbiological data.
Where does data come from?
Microbial data comes from the extensive effort of volunteers who manually collect the information for each species.
Additionally, we have included data from public repositories and scientific studies. For more information visit our GitHub
Why is The Microbe Directory important?
The Microbe Directory provides free access to a broad types of microbes characteristics. Additionally, TMD provides:
Data accessible and searchable through a single database
Quality check microbial data
Useful for individuals searching information about a particular species
Downstream of large-scale metagenomic analyses
Testing hypothesis of microbial annotation based on features
Expanding The Microbe Directory
We want to make TMD the ultimate microbial database. Our goal is to have ecological and phenotypical data available for every microbial species. For more information visit: