Inserting an EML-taxonomy fragment into another EML document

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This 2 min 40 secs clip shows how to insert an EML fragment containing taxonomy-related information into another EML document

Converting List of Taxa from ITIS to the Ecological Metadata Language

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Given a list of taxa names, create an Ecological Metadata Language (EML) compliant taxonomic classification that can be embedded in an EML metadata record. We use ITIS to create an SGML- fgdc/bdp compliant fragment, which can be converted directly into an EML fragment. To do so, you can replace the BDP tags by the EML counterparts, using any editor with a Find&Replace function, or using the Perl script provided as attached materials. These are the string replacements needed BDP...

Urgency For Inter-City Railway System In Southern California

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Southern California has always been a place planned 'for the automobile'. That is to say that that the sole focus of Southern California's transportation planning is to develop transportation infrastructures such as widening freeways or building more freeways to improve the regional transportation mobility and as well as planning residential zones horizontally so that citizens have to drive a long distance before they can get to their workplace.

The Importance of Marine Picoeukaryotes and the Search for Lost Time

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Unicellular eukaryotes are responsible for a massive amount of photosynthetic carbon fixation in marine systems. The smallest among these fall within the “pico” size fraction (<2 micrometers in diameter), are broadly distributed – from coastal to open-ocean environments – and are highly diverse. Picoeukaryotes contribute a significant proportion of the biomass and primary production within this size fraction, often rivaling their cyanobacterial counterparts Prochlorococcus and...

Deep-Ocean Metagenomics: Comparative Investigations of Microbes Inhabiting Hydrothermal Vents and the Cold Deep Ocean

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The deep-ocean accounts for the majority of the water on our planet. While the cold deep-ocean is the dominant nutrient-challenged ecosystem, hydrothermal vents represent oases along tectonically active areas of the seafloor. Hydrothermal vents and the surrounding cold deep-ocean each support unique communities of microbes and viruses that have become highly adapted to local conditions. Through cycles of infection and host cell lysis, bacteriophages (viruses that specifically infect...

Metagenomic Comparison of the Microbial Hindgut Communities in Drywood- and Grass-Feeding Termites

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Falk Warnecke, Microbial Ecology Program, Joint Genome Institute, DOE Co-authors: Natalia Ivanova, Martin Allgaier, Nikos Kyrpides, Rudolf Scheffrahn, and Phil Hugenholtz Termites are highly efficient in degrading lignocellulosic biomass. In a recent metagenomic study we showed for the first time that microbes inhabiting the termite hindgut encode hundreds of carbohydrate-active enzymes, e.g. glycosyl hydrolases (GHs) and tens of carbohydrate binding modules (CBMs) and by implication are...