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. All underlyuing
data 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 is recently updated to Version 1.1 on July 3, 2009.
For large scale resistance genes annotation, a command-line version of resistance genes annotation tool 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