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 381oral taxa (54% 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, Bruce J. Paster, Anne Tanner, and William G. Wade
Current Research Contributors: Taylor Joyce, Alice Kirega, Maoxuan Lin, and Sonia Vartoukian
Past Research Contributors: Oxana Baranova, Jessica Blanton, Derrick Fouts, Akila Ganesan, Jacques Izard, Erin Klein, Abby Lakshmanan, Cori Leonetti, Emmanuel Mongodin, Alexandra Rybalka, Derek Spencer, Hayley Thompson, Griffin Weigle, Larry Yang, 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