The Environment Ontology: Linking Environmental Data

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Norman Morrison, University of Manchester Every biological specimen that is collected or sampled — whether for a museum collection, for epidemiological studies, for population studies, for ecological research, for research into evolution, biodiversity or sustainability, indeed any biological research — comes from a particular habitat where particular physical conditions prevail. How ever, at present there is no accepted semantic standard for describing the environment from which these...

Metadata Capture in the IMG/IMGm: Getting Scientists to Contribute

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Metadata Capture in the IMG/IMGm: Getting Scientists to Contribute - Victor Markowitz, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

The Genomes Online Database (GOLD): The Value of a Comprehensive Metadata Collection

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The Genomes Online Database (GOLD): The Value of a Comprehensive Metadata Collection - Nikos Kyrpides, Joint Genome Institute

Targeted Gene Identification from Short Gene Fragments in Metagenome and their Use in Biogeochemical Studies

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Metagenomics allows for a new approach to studying biogeochemical processes in an environment, by giving an approximation of a community’s biogeochemical potential through the genes involved in a given process. Lipid biomarkers are well suited to this kind of approach because they are important for a number of biogeochemical questions and some have well studied biosynthetic pathways. One important class of lipid biomarkers, triterpenoids, were investigated in a new metagenomic sample that...

CAMERA Interest in Community Standards for the Capture and Exchange of Metadata

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CAMERA Interest in Community Standards for the Capture and Exchange of Metadata - Paul Gilna, CAMERA/UC San Diego

Jason Flowers Metabolic Characterization of Candidatus Accumulibacter Phosphatis Using Metaproteomic Analysis

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In many freshwater bodies, phosphorus is a limiting nutrient for bacterial growth. To prevent eutrophication, enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) of waste water has been successfully applied at sewage plants for the past thirty years. Previous researchers could only speculate about the biochemical pathways involved in EBPR principally because the organisms responsible for EBPR cannot be isolated in pure culture. Using metagenomic data recently obtained from a Candidatus...