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Marine Bacterioplankton Database
Contact: Gasol, Josep

Availability: Restricted
The data are withheld from general circulation and disclosure but access may be obtained on a case-by-case basis through negotiation

Notes: Release with permission of the appropriate parties

Here you will find specific information on marine bacterioplankton and their global distribution via a map tool. This database was established to provide environmental data related to bacterioplankton ribosomal DNA sequences. more

This information is organized in two layouts: 1) In the database, a subset of GenBank records of 16S rRNA gene sequences is available for general browsing. The sequences were assembled into contigs corresponding to metagenes of likely ribotypes (for more information, read this). Each of the sequence included in the contigs can be accessed separately. You can compare your own sequences to this database using the local BLAST tool You are welcome to submit additional information (sampling coordinates, depth and time) to existing records, but you can also submit new sequences not yet included. 2) The map tool allows you to display global and regional distribution information of similar bacterioplankton ribotypes.

Biology > Plankton
Marine/Coastal, Bacterioplankton, Ribosomes, RNA, World Waters, Bacteria

Geographical coverage
World Waters [Marine Regions]

Taxonomic coverage
Bacteria [WoRMS]

116S Ribosomal DNA sequence

Spanish Council for Scientific Research; Institute of Marine Sciences; Departament de Recursos Marins Renovables (CMIMA-CSIC), more

Describing this dataset
Hagström, Å. et al. (2002). Use of 16S Ribosomal DNA for Delineation of Marine Bacterioplankton Species. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68(7): 3628-3633., more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2005-02-04
Information last updated: 2005-02-04
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