PATRIC January 2019 Data Release

Published on 2019-02-01 00:00:00

This PATRIC release includes over 9,200 new genomes bringing the total to over 215,000, as well as other minor enhancements.


New Genomes

In this release, PATRIC has added over 9,200 new genomes and associated metadata, bringing the total number of genomes and plasmids to over 215,000. The corresponding FTP download files and BLAST databases are updated as well. The full list of available microbial and host genomes can be accessed here.

Other Enhancements PATRIC now provides an alternate URL scheme that uses genus+species names at the end of the URL string instead of taxonomy IDs for accessing taxonomic levels in the site. For example, the full Mycobacterium genus taxon level can be accessed at and the Mycobacterium tuberculosis species taxon level can be accessed at This provides a more intuitive naming scheme for easily sharing URLs for PATRIC for specific organism groups.