July 7, 2016

Releasing the new OrtholugeDB web application. Along with a new user interface, the hyperlinks to orthologous genes now use NCBI RefSeq accessions. The download facilities are fully functional and you can carry out a single gene search using an exact or wildcard search.

September 7, 2015

Please note that the results download feature for the search based on gene name/locus tag/xref is currently undergoing maintenance and not available. If you are urgently in need of results, please don't hesitate to contact us at

June 20, 2012

Release of OrtholugeDB BETA.

September 27, 2012

Ended OrtholugeDB BETA testing stage and finished prediction of orthologs for all 1410 genomes. An update to incorporate all recently sequenced genomes will be completed by end of 2012.

Nov 29, 2012

Early release of OrtholugeDB manuscript:

Whiteside MD, Winsor GL, Laird MR, Brinkman FS. OrtholugeDB: a bacterial and archaeal orthology resource for improved comparative genomic analysis. Nucleic Acids Research. Nov 29, 2012. [Epub ahead of print].

Dec 17, 2012

Due to server migration, the next database update will be delayed until early 2013