Encyclopedia of Metagenomics

Living Edition
| Editors: Karen E. Nelson

Genome Portal, Joint Genome Institute

  • Igor V. Grigoriev
  • Susannah Tringe
  • Inna Dubchak
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6418-1_692-5



The US Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) is a national user facility with massive-scale DNA sequencing and analysis capabilities dedicated to advancing genomics for bioenergy and environmental applications.

The JGI Genome Portal is an integrated genomic resource, which provides for the research community around the world access to the large collection of genomic data for plants, fungi, microbes, and metagenomes and to web-based interactive tools for their analysis.


The Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) was established for the Human Genome Project (Lander et al. 2001) and later was transformed into a national user facility for genome research in the DOE mission areas of bioenergy, carbon cycling, and biogeochemistry. JGI provides expertise and resources in DNA sequencing, technology development, and bioinformatics to the...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Igor V. Grigoriev
    • 1
  • Susannah Tringe
    • 1
  • Inna Dubchak
    • 1
  1. 1.US Department of Energy Joint Genome InstituteWalnut CreekUSA