01 June, 2013
The website now includes links to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and genetic sequences for taxa that have been investigated. Over 80 species now have links to sequences, accessible under the CITATIONS/LINKS tab on each species page. Genbank is the genetic sequence database developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and contains an annotated collection of all publically available DNA sequences. Diatoms of the US users are now able to determine the molecular data that is available. We anticipate that the links will facilitate users access to sequence data and for genetics researchers to better understand the environments and habitats where species live. In the near future, the website will adopt web services protocols to make updates to GenBank automatically.
A few of the taxa with associated molecular data are shown to the right.
Aulacoseira granulata var. angustissima
Example of metadata associated with molecular sequence of Aulacoseira granulata.