Open access Atlas maps out microbial natural products

A new open access database of microbial natural products has launched online. The Natural Products Atlas (NPAtlas) is free to use and contains more than 24,000 chemical structures. The tool is based on Fair data principles, making the information within it easier to search and use in secondary analysis. ‘Despite the fact that we’ve made advancements in a lot of areas of data-driven science, there still isn’t a central repository to record all of the chemistry that’s come from the microbial environment, in a public and open format,’ says the project’s leader Roger Linington,…

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