The NCBI Taxonomy database

  title={The NCBI Taxonomy database},
  author={Scott Federhen},
  booktitle={Nucleic Acids Research},
The NCBI Taxonomy database ( is the standard nomenclature and classification repository for the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (INSDC), comprising the GenBank, ENA (EMBL) and DDBJ databases. It includes organism names and taxonomic lineages for each of the sequences represented in the INSDC's nucleotide and protein sequence databases. The taxonomy database is manually curated by a small group of scientists at the NCBI who use the… CONTINUE READING
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