Introducing the Bacterial and Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center (BV-BRC): a resource combining PATRIC, IRD and ViPR

Robert D. Olson, Rida Assaf, Thomas Brettin, Neal Conrad, Clark Cucinell, James J. Davis, Donald M. Dempsey, Allan Dickerman, Emily M. Dietrich, Ronald W. Kenyon, Mehmet Kuscuoglu, Elliot J. Lefkowitz, Jian Lu, Dustin Machi, Catherine Macken, Chunhong Mao, Anna Niewiadomska, Marcus Nguyen, Gary J. Olsen, Jamie C. OverbeekBruce Parrello, Victoria Parrello, Jacob S. Porter, Gordon D. Pusch, Maulik Shukla, Indresh Singh, Lucy Stewart, Gene Tan, Chris Thomas, Margo VanOeffelen, Veronika Vonstein, Zachary S. Wallace, Andrew S. Warren, Alice R. Wattam, Fangfang Xia, Hyunseung Yoo, Yun Zhang, Christian M. Zmasek, Richard H. Scheuermann, Rick L. Stevens

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) established the Bioinformatics Resource Center (BRC) program to assist researchers with analyzing the growing body of genome sequence and other omics-related data. In this report, we describe the merger of the PAThosystems Resource Integration Center (PATRIC), the Influenza Research Database (IRD) and the Virus Pathogen Database and Analysis Resource (ViPR) BRCs to form the Bacterial and Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center (BV-BRC) The combined BV-BRC leverages the functionality of the bacterial and viral resources to provide a unified data model, enhanced web-based visualization and analysis tools, bioinformatics services, and a powerful suite of command line tools that benefit the bacterial and viral research communities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)D678-D689
JournalNucleic Acids Research
Issue number1 D
StatePublished - 6 Jan 2023
Externally publishedYes


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