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The NCBI Taxonomy database is a curated set of names and classifications for all of the organisms that are represented in GenBank. The EMBL and DDBJ databases, as well as GenBank, now use the NCBI Taxonomy as the standard classification for nucleotide sequences. Taxonomy Contains the names and phylogenetic lineages of more than 160,000 organisms that have molecular data in the NCBI databases. New taxa are added to the Taxonomy database as data are deposited for them. When new sequences are submitted to GenBank, the submission is checked for new organism names, which are then classified and added to the Taxonomy database.
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Morphbank :: Biological Imaging is a continuously growing database of images that scientists use for international collaboration, research and education. Images deposited in Morphbank :: Biological Imaging document a wide variety of research including: specimen-based research in comparative anatomy, morphological phylogenetics, taxonomy and related fields focused on increasing our knowledge about biodiversity.
BacDive is a bacterial metadatabase that provides strain-linked information about bacterial and archaeal biodiversity. The database is a resource for different kind of phenotypic data like taxonomy, morphology, physiology, environment and molecular-biology. The majority of data is manually annotated and curated. With the release in April 2019 BacDive offers information for 80,584 strains. The database is hosted by the Leibniz Institute DSMZ - German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH and is part of de.NBI the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure.
Avibase is an extensive database information system about all birds of the world, containing over 60 million records about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies of birds, including distribution information, taxonomy, synonyms in several languages and more. This site is managed by Denis Lepage and hosted by Bird Studies Canada, the Canadian copartner of Birdlife International. Avibase has been a work in progress since 1992 and I am now pleased to offer it as a service to the bird-watching and scientific community.
The Ensembl genome annotation system, developed jointly by the EBI and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, has been used for the annotation, analysis and display of vertebrate genomes since 2000. Since 2009, the Ensembl site has been complemented by the creation of five new sites, for bacteria, protists, fungi, plants and invertebrate metazoa, enabling users to use a single collection of (interactive and programatic) interfaces for accessing and comparing genome-scale data from species of scientific interest from across the taxonomy. In each domain, we aim to bring the integrative power of Ensembl tools for comparative analysis, data mining and visualisation across genomes of scientific interest, working in collaboration with scientific communities to improve and deepen genome annotation and interpretation.
SILVA is a comprehensive, quality-controlled web resource for up-to-date aligned ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene sequences from the Bacteria, Archaea and Eukaryota domains alongside supplementary online services. In addition to data products, SILVA provides various online tools such as alignment and classification, phylogenetic tree calculation and viewer, probe/primer matching, and an amplicon analysis pipeline. With every full release a curated guide tree is provided that contains the latest taxonomy and nomenclature based on multiple references. SILVA is an ELIXIR Core Data Resource.
BCCM/IHEM is a fungal culture collection specialized in medical and veterinary mycology. About 16.000 strains of yeasts and moulds are available from all over the world: pathogens, allergenic species, strains producing mycotoxins, reference strains, teaching material, etc. It also comprises the Raymond Vanbreuseghem collection and the collection of Janssen Pharmaceutica. The BCCM/IHEM collection makes strains or their genomic DNA publicly available for medical, pharmaceutical and biological research, as well as for method validation, testing or educational purposes. Deposits of strains for public access are free of charge for the depositor. The collection also accept safe and patent deposits, and offers a range of services including trainings in mycology and identifications of strains. Moreover, BCCM/IHEM has expertise in fungal taxonomy, in MALDI-TOF MS identification of moulds and yeasts as well as in genomics (whole genome sequencing of fungal strains, phylogenomics, phylogenetics).
eLMSG (eLibrary of Microbial Systematics and Genomics) is a web microbial library that integrates not only taxonomic information, but also genomic information and phenotypic information (including morphology, physiology, biochemistry and enzymology). The taxonomic system of eLMSG is manually curated and composed of all validly and some effectively published taxa. For each taxon, the Latin name, taxon ID (NCBI taxonomy), etymology, rank, lineage, the dates of effective and/or valid publication, feature descriptions, nomenclature type and references for the proposal and emendations during the history of the taxon are presented. Besides these data, the species taxa contain information about 16S rRNA gene and/or genome sequences. All publicly available genome data of each type species including both type and non-type strains were collected, and if needed, re-annotated using the standardized analysis pipeline. Furthermore, pan-genomic data analyses were conducted for species with ≥5 genome sequences available. Finally, for all type species, taxonomically relevant phenotypic data were extracted and curated from literatures, which were further indexed into eLMSG as searchable and analyzable data records. Taken together, eLMSG is a comprehensive web platform for studying mi- crobial systematics and genomics, potentially useful for better understanding microbial taxonomy, natural evolutionary processes and ecological relationships.
PalDat provides a large amount of data from a variety of plant families. Each data entry ideally includes a detailed description of the pollen grain, images of each pollen grain (LM, SEM and TEM), images of the plant/inflorescence/flower and relevant literature.
MetaCrop is a database that summarizes diverse information about metabolic pathways in crop plants and allows automatic export of information for the creation of detailed metabolic models. MetaCrop is a database that contains manually curated, highly detailed information about metabolic pathways in crop plants, including location information, transport processes and reaction kinetics.
Tropicos® was originally created for internal research but has since been made available to the world’s scientific community. All of the nomenclatural, bibliographic, and specimen data accumulated in MBG’s electronic databases during the past 30 years are publicly available here.
The Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) provides DNA barcode data. BOLD's online workbench supports data validation, annotation, and publication for specimen, distributional, and molecular data. The platform consists of four main modules: a data portal, a database of barcode clusters, an educational portal, and a data collection workbench. BOLD is the go-to site for DNA-based identification. As the central informatics platform for DNA barcoding, BOLD plays a crucial role in assimilating and organizing data gathered by the international barcode research community. Two iBOL (International Barcode of Life) Working Groups are supporting the ongoing development of BOLD.
EnsemblPlants is a genome-centric portal for plant species. Ensembl Plants is developed in coordination with other plant genomics and bioinformatics groups via the EBI's role in the transPLANT consortium.
The Alberta Food Composition Database (AFCDB) is the first comprehensive resource on food constituents, chemistry and biology dedicated to major Alberta-grown produce. It provides information on both macronutrients and micronutrients, including many of the constituents that give foods their flavor, color, taste, texture and aroma. Users can view the contents of the AFCDB from the “FoodView” (listing foods by their chemical composition) or the “ChemView” (listing chemicals by their food sources).
Gramene is a platform for comparative genomic analysis of agriculturally important grasses, including maize, rice, sorghum, wheat and barley. Relationships between cereals are queried and displayed using controlled vocabularies (Gene, Plant, Trait, Environment, and Gramene Taxonomy) and web-based displays, including the Genes and Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) modules.
BCCM/MUCL is a generalist fungal culture collection of over 30000 filamentous fungi, yeasts and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi including type, reference and test strains. It provides curated documentation and information on these bioresourced in its database. The collections activities include the distribution of its holdings, the accession of new material in its public, safe and patent domains, and services valorising its holdings and/or expertise to cultivate, isolate and identify fungal diversity in natural and anthropological ecosystems, agro-food (food and feed transformation and spoilage), and fungal-plant interactions.
<<<!!!<<< Effective May 2024, NCBI's Genome resource will no longer be available. NCBI Genome data can now be found on the NCBI Datasets taxonomy pages. >>>!!!>>> The Genome database contains annotations and analysis of eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomes, as well as tools that allow users to compare genomes and gene sequences from humans, microbes, plants, viruses and organelles. Users can browse by organism, and view genome maps and protein clusters.
This site provides access to complete, annotated genomes from bacteria and archaea (present in the European Nucleotide Archive) through the Ensembl graphical user interface (genome browser). Ensembl Bacteria contains genomes from annotated INSDC records that are loaded into Ensembl multi-species databases, using the INSDC annotation import pipeline.
BCCM/ULC is a small and dedicated public collection, currently containing one of the largest collections of documented (sub)polar cyanobacteria worldwide. The BCCM/ULC collection is hosted by the In-Bios research unit of the University of Liège. The host Unit is very active in research projects concerning the cyanobacterial diversity and biogeography, with a focus on polar biotopes. The participation to field expeditions in the Antarctic and Arctic has enabled to collect samples in many locations. Moreover, taxonomic research is carried out by the host Unit to improve the classification of the cyanobacterial phylum.
The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) is a database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns and lycophytes. Its goal is to eliminate the need for repeated reference to primary sources for basic bibliographic information about plant names. The data are freely available and are gradually being standardized and checked. IPNI is a dynamic resource, depending on direct contributions by all members of the botanical community. IPNI is the product of a collaboration between The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Harvard University Herbaria, and the Australian National Herbarium.