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Full name: Influenza Virus Database
Description: IVDB is an integrated information resource and analysis platform for influenza virus research. Its original URL was
Year founded: 2006
Last update: 2006-10-15
Version: v1.0
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Country/Region: China
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University/Institution: Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
City: Beijing
Country/Region: China
Contact name (PI/Team): Wenming Zhao
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Influenza Virus Database (IVDB): an integrated information resource and analysis platform for influenza virus research. [PMID: 17065465]
Chang S, Zhang J, Liao X, Zhu X, Wang D, Zhu J, Feng T, Zhu B, Gao GF, Wang J, Yang H, Yu J, Wang J.

Frequent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza and the increasing data available for comparative analysis require a central database specialized in influenza viruses (IVs). We have established the Influenza Virus Database (IVDB) to integrate information and create an analysis platform for genetic, genomic, and phylogenetic studies of the virus. IVDB hosts complete genome sequences of influenza A virus generated by Beijing Institute of Genomics (BIG) and curates all other published IV sequences after expert annotation. Our Q-Filter system classifies and ranks all nucleotide sequences into seven categories according to sequence content and integrity. IVDB provides a series of tools and viewers for comparative analysis of the viral genomes, genes, genetic polymorphisms and phylogenetic relationships. A search system has been developed for users to retrieve a combination of different data types by setting search options. To facilitate analysis of global viral transmission and evolution, the IV Sequence Distribution Tool (IVDT) has been developed to display the worldwide geographic distribution of chosen viral genotypes and to couple genomic data with epidemiological data. The BLAST, multiple sequence alignment and phylogenetic analysis tools were integrated for online data analysis. Furthermore, IVDB offers instant access to pre-computed alignments and polymorphisms of IV genes and proteins, and presents the results as SNP distribution plots and minor allele distributions. IVDB is publicly available at

Nucleic Acids Res. 2007:35(Database issue) | 33 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2021-05-15)


All databases:
2439/5039 (51.617%)
Gene genome and annotation:
718/1346 (46.731%)
Health and medicine:
499/1058 (52.93%)
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Created on: 2015-08-11
Curated by:
Lina Ma [2018-06-13]
Zhang Zhang [2016-05-06]
Chunlei Yu [2016-04-17]
Chunlei Yu [2016-03-31]
Mengwei Li [2016-02-21]
Lina Ma [2015-12-31]