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A Powerful, User-Friendly Online Resource for Analyzing and Visualizing
Genomic Variation within Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica

Mark Achtman | Nabil-Fareed Alikhan | Mark Pallen | Martin Sergeant | Zhemin Zhou



This is a demonstration page for EnteroBase, which is currently in development after having been funded for the period 2014-2018 by the BBSRC (BB/L020319/1). Beta-testing is expected to begin in mid 2015.


  • To establish a world-class, one-stop, user-friendly, backwards-compatible but forward-looking genome database, EnteroBase—together with a set of web-based tools, EnteroTools—to enable bacteriologists to identify, analyse, quantify and visualize genomic variation principally within Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica, two key AgriFood pathogens and model organisms.
  • To populate EnteroBase with data and analyses from users and with 10,000s of publicly available short read archives for genomic sequencing from E. coli and S. enterica, eventually handling data from 100,000s of genotypes.
  • To provide training and support for a network of UK and international users—many of whom are struggling with the complexities of applying genomic approaches to high-resolution epidemiology—and thereby improve the UK skills base in bacterial genomics, bioinformatics, molecular epidemiology and population genetics.