Bacterial Data

This page provides access to the genome sequence of bacteria sequenced at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

We have sequenced a large number of bacterial genomes and make all our sequence data available through the links below. The Institute's bacterial sequencing effort concentrates on pathogenic bacteria.

Internal Projects:

Collaborative Projects:

  • MetaHit – the role of the human intestinal microbiota in health and disease
  • NCTC reference collection – generation of annotated and assembled genomes for 3,000 bacteria and 500 viruses
  • BSAC projects – British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy projects

Related Links

Data use

This sequencing centre plans on publishing the completed and annotated sequences in a peer-reviewed journal as soon as possible. Permission of the principal investigator should be obtained before publishing analyses of the sequence/open reading frames/genes on a chromosome or genome scale. See our data sharing policy.