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The goal of creating the Human Oral Microbiome Database (HOMD) is to provide the scientific community with comprehensive information o­n the approximately 700 prokaryote species that are present in the human oral cavity.  Approximately 49% are officially named, 17% unnamed (but cultivated) and 34% are known o­nly as uncultivated phylotypes. The HOMD presents a provisional naming scheme for the currently unnamed species so that strain, clone, and probe data from any laboratory can be directly linked to a stably named reference scheme. The HOMD links sequence data with phenotypic, phylogenetic, clinical, and bibliographic information. Genome sequences for oral bacteria determined as part of this project, the Human Microbiome Project, and other sequencing projects are being added to the HOMD as they become available.  Genomes for 315 oral taxa (46% of taxa o­n HOMD) are currently available o­n HOMD.  The HOMD site offers easy to use tools for viewing all publically available oral bacterial genomes. Welcome!

Primary Investigators:
Tsute Chen, Floyd E. Dewhirst, Jacques Izard, Bruce J. Paster, Anne Tanner, and William G. Wade

Current Research Contributors: Alice Kirega, Sonia Vartoukian, and Larry Yang
Past Research Contributors: Oxana Baranova, Jessica Blanton, Derrick Fouts, Akila Ganesan, Erin Klein, Abby Lakshmanan, Cori Leonetti, Emmanuel Mongodin, Alexandra Rybalka, Derek Spencer, Hayley Thompson, Griffin Weigle, and Wen-Han Yu


This project is supported by: Grant R37-DE016937 "A Foundation for the Oral Microbiome and Metagenome" from
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
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