MabsBase: A Mycobacterium abscessus Genome and Annotation Database

Hamed Heydari, Wei Yee Wee, Naline Lokanathan, Ranjeev Hari, Aini Mohamed Yusoff, Ching Yew Beh, Amir Hessam Yazdi, Guat Jah Wong, Yun Fong Ngeow, Siew Woh Choo

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Summary:Mycobacterium abscessus is a rapidly growing non-tuberculous mycobacterial species that has been associated with a wide spectrum of human infections. As the classification and biology of this organism is still not well understood, comparative genomic analysis on members of this species may provide further insights on their taxonomy, phylogeny, pathogenicity and other information that may contribute to better management of infections. The MabsBase described in this paper is a user-friendly database providing access to whole-genome sequences of newly discovered M. abscessus strains as well as resources for whole-genome annotations and computational predictions, to support the expanding scientific community interested in M. abscessus research. The MabsBase is freely available at

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere62443
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

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