Skip Navigation


NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 1172
Odronitz F., Hellkamp M. and Kollmar M.
Department of NMR-based Structural Biology, Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Goettingen, Germany

Database Description

diArk is an online database for information about completed eukaryotic sequencing projects (genomic and EST/cDNA). It currently lists 549 species, 1070 sequencing projects, 289 publications and 304 genome files for 172 species (chromosomal, mitochondrial, chloroplast, apicoplast). diArk also provides a wide range of meta information like taxonomy, alternative species names, pathogenity, sequencing project URLs and genome statistics. It encompasses a user friendly web interface with different search modules for precise and fast definition of complex search queries. Additionally, searches can be saved and monitored. Alternatively, diArk can be queried from within other software programs using a WebService API. diArk is accessible from

Recent Developments

Recently we added versioning to genome assemblies, increased the number of species by more than 30%, made available genome sequence files and added the possibility to save searches.


This work has been supported by the Max-Planck-Society, funded by grant I80798 of the VolkswagenStiftung and grant KO 2251/3-1 of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft


Odronitz F, Hellkamp M, Kollmar M. (2007) diArk - a resource for eukaryotic genome research. BMC Genomics. 8:103

Go to the abstract in BMC Genomics
Oxford University Press is not responsible for the content of external internet sites