Bacterial genomes - data download

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. The list below includes complete, ongoing and forthcoming sequencing projects.

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