Taxadb is an application to locally query the ncbi taxonomy. Taxadb is written in python, and access its database using the peewee library.

In brief Taxadb:

  • is a small tool to query the ncbi taxonomy.
  • is written in python >= 3.5.
  • has built-in support for SQLite, MySQL and PostgreSQL.
  • has available pre-built SQLite databases (Download build databases).
  • has a comprehensive API documentation.
  • is actively being developed on GitHub and available under the MIT license. Please see the README for more information on development, support, and contributing.


Click on the images below to access the documentation for creating the database with the engine you wish to use:

postgresql mysql sqlite

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This documentation was generated on 2022-06-14 at 10:05.