gcMeta: a Global Catalogue of Metagenomics platform to support the archiving, standardization and analysis of microbiome data.

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PubMed ID: 30365027

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Shi W, Qi H, Sun Q, Fan G, Liu S, Wang J, Zhu B, Liu H, Zhao F, Wang X, Hu X, Li W, Liu J, Tian Y, Wu L, Ma J

Nucleic Acids Res. Jan 2019. doi: 10.1093/nar/gky1008

COMMENT: A new database for metagenomics called The Global Catalogue of Metagenomics (gcMeta) appears in the Nucleic Acids Research Database issue of 2019. gcMeta includes data of samples from human and environmental microbiomes freely accessible at

The Global Catalogue of Metagenomics (gcMeta) is a part of the 'Chinese Academy of Sciences Initiative of Microbiome (CAS-CMI)', which focuses on studying the human and environmental microbiome, establishing depositories of samples, strains and data, as well as promoting international collaboration. To accommodate and rationally organize massive datasets derived from several thousands of human and environmental microbiome samples, gcMeta features a database management system for archiving and publishing data in a standardized way.


Raquel Tobes