(see About rrnDB Versions for changes)
A searchable database documenting variation in ribosomal RNA operons (rrn) in Bacteria and Archaea. Find information such as the 16S gene copy number of an organism by looking up its name under the NCBI or RDP taxonomy or by full-text search of rrnDB's records.
Please cite the use of rrnDB in the following way:
- Stoddard S.F, Smith B.J., Hein R., Roller B.R.K. and Schmidt T.M. (2015) rrnDB: improved tools for interpreting rRNA gene abundance in bacteria and archaea and a new foundation for future development. Nucleic Acids Research ; doi: 10.1093/nar/gku1201 [PMID:25414355]
Data and code from the article recently published in Nature Microbiology “Exploiting rRNA operon copy number to investigate bacterial reproductive strategies” is available for download here.
The current rrnDB version (5.6) includes 15,486 Bacterial records representing 4,568 species, and 343 Archaeal records representing 261 species.