Our main focus with AMPed is to provide all valuable information about antimicrobial peptides in one place. Amino acid sequences are the most unambiguous way to characterize peptides with diverse naming conventions.
Peptides that kill microbes are tested by many different methods, such as in vivo, or in broth, or as inhibition zones on plates, and antimicrobial activity concentration units must be clearly defined as moles/L or g/L. Test microbes must be fully characterized by genome and species, which relies heavily on ATCC numbers.
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