Welcome to Antibiotic Resistance Genes Database Home Page
Our motivations in creating ARDB are to:
- provide a centralized compendium of information on antibiotic resistance
- facilitate the consistent annotation of resistance information in newly sequenced organisms
- facilitate the identification and characterization of new genes
ARDB is not being maintained at the moment, though we hope to secure
funding to further improve it.
IMPORTANT: An up to date resource for antibiotic resistance is the CARD database at htp://arpcard.mcmaster.ca. All data in ARDB are also found in CARD, but CARD is actively being maintained.
All data underlying ARDB
are available for download at: ftp://ftp.cbcb.umd.edu/pub/data/ARDB/ARDBflatFiles.tar.gz. Documentation about the provided data is available at ftp://ftp.cbcb.umd.edu/pub/data/ARDB/doc4ARDBflatFiles.pdf.
ARDB was updated to Version 1.1 on July 3, 2009.
For large scale resistance genes annotation, a command-line version of resistance genes annotation tool, including the protein database, is available at
Here is the documentation (ardbAnnoNotes.pdf) that is also available in the package.
A brief tutorial showing how to use ARDB is available here: tutorARDB.pdf
Liu B, Pop M. ARDB-Antibiotic Resistance Genes Database. Nucleic Acids Res. 2009 Jan;37(Database issue):D443-7