GCM Type Strain Sequencing project GCM Type Strain Sequencing Project

Global Catalogue
of Microorganisms

Type Strains Genome Database



Species with validly published names


Number of Type strains


Number of Type strain Genomes


Genomes sequenced by GCM

Cite Us

  • 1. Shi W, Sun Q, Fan G, et al. gcType: a high-quality type strain genome database for microbial phylogenetic and functional research[J].

    Nucleic Acids Research, 2020.

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  • 2. Wu L, McCluskey K, Desmeth P, et al. The global catalogue of microorganisms 10K type strain sequencing project: closing the genomic gaps for the validly published prokaryotic and fungi species[J].

    GigaScience, 2018, 7(5): giy026.

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  • 3. Wu L, Ma J. The Global Catalogue of Microorganisms (GCM) 10K type strain sequencing project: providing services to taxonomists for standard genome sequencing and annotation[J].

    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, 2019, 69(4): 895-898.

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About the Project

Genomic information is essential to underpin taxonomic, phylogenetic, evolutionary and functional studies to comprehensively decipher the characteristics of microorganisms, to explore microbiomes through metagenomics and also answer fundamental questions of nature and human life. The research related to the taxonomy, evolution and functions of microorganisms have now entered into the genomic era. However, there is still a big gap of genomic sequencing information for the bacterial and archaeal species with validly published names by the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes (ICSP). For fungal type strains, the remaining gap is even larger. Global Catalogue of Microorganisms (GCM)’s led type strain sequencing project is an international coordinated effort to close current gaps in the genomic maps of microbes and hence to promote research through deep mining of the genomic data.The project includes two core subprojects: 10K bacterial and archaeal type strain sequencing, More

Sequenced species in phylum