Genomic Features

Genomic Features are defined segments of a genome. Most often features will code for proteins or RNAs, however some correspond to pseudogenes or repeat regions. We currently support over 40 Genomic Feature Types.

Learn how to find and use PATRIC Feature Tables in our Feature Tab User Guide.

Genome Annotation

Genome annotation refers to the systematic analysis of a genome to identify all protein and RNA coding genes and characterize their functions. PATRIC supports genome annotations from multiple sources, including:

  • Original annotations from GenBank / RefSeq
  • Consistent annotations across all bacterial genomes using RAST anotation pipeline

Genomic Features

Genomic Features refer to defined segments of a genome, which often code for proteins and RNAs. Common feature types include:

  • Gene
  • CDS
  • rRNA
  • tRNA
  • Misc RNA
  • Pseudogene

Functional Properties

Functional properties refer to the description and ontological terms used to characterize protein functions. Common functional properties assigned to proteins include:

  • Gene name
  • Function
  • GO terms
  • EC numbers
  • Metabolic pathways

Specialty Genes

Specialty genes refer to the genes possessing properties that are of special interest to the infectious disease researchers. Classes of specialty genes include:

  • Virulence factors
  • Antibiotic resistant genes
  • Secreted proteins
  • Essential genes
  • Drug and vaccine targets
  • Human homologs

How Do We Process and Clean Up Our Data?

Genomic Features Chart