ARDB - Antibiotic Resistance Genes Database
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Antibiotic Resistance
Brief introduction to antibioitc resistance.

Analysis & Tools
♦ Single Gene Annotation
♦ Genome Annotation and Comparision
♦ Genome Resistance Profiles Comparison
♦ Mutation Detection

GO Annotation
How to use GO terms to annotate resistance genes?

Submit Data
♦ Single Gene Submission
♦ Batch Submission for Many Genes

External Links
Links to other sites

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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:// All data in ARDB are also found in CARD, but CARD is actively being maintained.

All data underlying ARDB are available for download at: Documentation about the provided data is available at

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

Database Statistics
Version: 1.1
Last Update: July 3, 2009

Genes: 23137

Types: 380

Antibiotics: 249

Genomes: 632

Species: 1737

Genera: 267

Vectors, Plasmids: 2881