BacMet is an easy-to-use bioinformatics resource of antibacterial biocide- and metal-resistance genes. BacMet consists of two databases:

Database Statistics (version 1.1)
Last updated: January 18 2014

Predicted Resistance Genes: 40556          

Exp. Confirmed Resistance Genes: 704
        Chromosomal-borne: 520
        Plasmid-borne: 184

        Biocide resistance genes: 260
        Metal resistance genes: 379
        Genes with both biocide- and metal-           resistance potential: 65

Total Compounds: 111
        Chemical classes: 43
        Antibacterial biocides: 58
        Metals: 23
        'Other compounds' : 30

BacMet provides a high quality, manually curated database of experimentally confirmed antibacterial biocide- and metal-resistance genes with reference links to the scientific literature. BacMet also includes a database of predicted resistance genes, as the resistance genes may differ between species and/or occur in different forms that are not (yet) experimentally investigated. The database of predicted genes is generated by sequence similarity searches in public databases.

BacMet provides tools for identification of biocide and metal-resistance genes in proteins and DNA sequences including full genomes. The genes in the databases can be accessed either through the browse option, where one can browse genes by the compounds they provide resistance to or by their name. Alternatively one may use the search function to search for any term in the database, including for example gene name, name of biocide or metal and chemical class. Using the advanced search option, one may search specifically for e.g. plasmid-borne or chromosomal-borne genes. The entire database can also be downloaded for off-line analysis of larger datasets.


Citation: Pal, C., Bengtsson-Palme, J., Rensing, C., Kristiansson, E., Larsson, DGJ. (2014) BacMet: antibacterial biocide and metal resistance genes database, Nucleic Acids Res., 42, D737-D743. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkt1252



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