Virus-Host DB organizes data about the relationships between viruses and their hosts, represented in the form of pairs of NCBI taxonomy IDs for viruses and their hosts. Virus-Host DB covers viruses with complete genomes stored in 1) NCBI/RefSeq
and 2) GenBank whose accession numbers are listed in EBI Genomes
. The host information is collected from RefSeq, GenBank (in free text format), UniProt
, and manually curated with additional information obtained by literature surveys.
Although best efforts are always applied when developing our products, we make no warrant nor assume any legal responsibility for the accuracy or usefulness of Virus-Host DB or any information contained therein.
Please cite the following article when using Virus-Host DB.
- Mihara, T., Nishimura, Y., Shimizu, Y., Nishiyama, H., Yoshikawa, G., Uehara, H., Hingamp, P., Goto, S., and Ogata, H.; Linking virus genomes with host taxonomy. Viruses 8, 66 doi:10.3390/v8030066 (2016). [PubMed] [Open access]
Virus-Host DB is provided as a GenomeNet service supported by Supercomputer System
of the Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University.
Virus-Host DB developers acknowledge the use of the following databases: