About the browser

The UCSC Archaeal Genome Browser is a window on the biology of more than 100 microbial species from the domain Archaea.  Basic gene annotation is derived from NCBI Genbank/RefSeq entries, with overlays of sequence conservation across multiple species, nucleotide and protein motifs, non-coding RNA predictions, operon predictions, and other types of bioinformatic analyses. In addition, we display available gene expression data (microarray or high-throughput RNA sequencing). Direct contributions or notices of publication of functional genomic data or bioinformatic analyses from archaeal research labs are very welcome.

To get started, access the genome browsers using your favorite entry point:

  1. Enter a partial genome name in Quick Search on this page, or
  2. Browse from a full list of species (“Genomes” tab), or
  3. Choose from Genome Gateway pages (pull-down menu divided by major clades)
Available Genomes
Archaea
(120 genomes)
Bacteria
(278 genomes)
Archaeal Viruses
(31 genomes)

Quick Search


Enter Partial Name to Select Genome


(Examples: "Pyro", "furi")