SS2.06 Microbial Diversity in Time and Space
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2002
Location: Poster Session - VCC
PommierT, Kalmar University, Marine Microbiology, KALMAR, Sweden,
Hagström, Å, , Kalmar University, Marine Microbiology, KALMAR, Sweden,
The Marine Bacterioplankton Database: a more specific alternative to assess the global marine bacterioplankton diversity.
On-line databases (e.g. GenBank) are wide open to any information on living organisms on Earth and to date, several million sequences are available to the public. Despite strict rules for submission, this immense information is often redundant and hard to access. Focused on marine bacterioplankton, we propose as a complement, a more specific database where interested scientists will find information on marine bacterioplankton with a global perspective. Geographic distribution, phylogenic (essentially16S rDNA sequences) as well as phenotypic characteristics for cultured strains and environmental clones will be provided for a quick access to existing information.