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SEAR specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_19599
Alternative name Search Engine for Antimicrobial Resistance
Interface Web user interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data Files from metagenomic, metatranscriptomic or isolate sequencing.
Input format FASTQ
Computer skills Basic
Stability Stable
Maintained No


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Unique identifier OMICS_19599
Alternative name Search Engine for Antimicrobial Resistance
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages Perl, R, Shell (Bash)
License GNU General Public License version 3.0
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes




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SEAR citations


Antimicrobial resistance communication activities in South East Asia

PMCID: 5598251
PMID: 28874342
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.j2742

[…] evention,” “AMR containment,” “ABR,” “drug resistance,” “rational use of antibiotics,” “self medication,” “antibiotic workshops,” and “drug awareness.” In order to align with the inception of the WHO SEAR regional strategy on AMR 2010-2015, the study focused on documentation published in or after 2010. The study incorporated the experiences of the 11 countries in the region: Bangladesh, Bhutan, De […]


Overexpression of antibiotic resistance genes in hospital effluents over time

J Antimicrob Chemother
PMCID: 5437528
PMID: 28175320
DOI: 10.1093/jac/dkx017

[…] t contain ARGs and that the abundance of these ARGs is greater than that of the receiving environment, suggesting that effluents are contributing ARGs to the resistome.Metagenomics, combined with the Search Engine for Antimicrobial Resistance (SEAR), allows the resolution of full-length ARGs from environmental samples of unknown composition, thus providing an excellent method for investigating the […]


Modelling the impact of raising tobacco taxes on public health and finance

Bull World Health Organ
PMCID: 4794304
PMID: 27034518
DOI: 10.2471/BLT.15.164707

[…] manner.AFR: African Region; AMR: Region of the Americas; EMR: Eastern Mediterranean Region; EUR: European Region; HIC: high-income country; LIC: low-income country; LMIC: lower-middle-income country; SEAR: South-East Asia Region; UMIC: upper-middle-income country; WPR: Western Pacific. Region.Note: Excise is a tax imposed on selected commodities and is the main fiscal instrument that governments u […]

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SEAR institution(s)
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK; Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Weymouth, UK; Environment, Health and Safety, GlaxoSmithKline, Ware, UK
SEAR funding source(s)
Supported by GlaxoSmithKline, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

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