MicroScope is an integrative resource that supports systematic and efficient revision of microbial genome annotation, data management and comparative analysis. Integration of new genomic data in MicroScope is open and free of charge for the worldwide community of microbiologists. An average of 6 genomes per day was requested for integration in the platform in 2016. MicroScope allows users to annotate and analyse microbial (meta)genomes together with post-genomic experiments results if any (i.e. transcriptomics, re-sequencing of evolved strains, mutant collections, phenotype data). It combines tools and graphical interfaces to perform expert curation of gene functions in a comparative context.
Today the resource contains data for more than 6,000 microbial genomes, and among the 3,000 personal accounts (65% of which are now from foreign countries), 14% of the users are performing expert annotations on, at least, a weekly basis, contributing to improve the quality of microbial genome annotations.