submitted by: nsf

The electromagnetic spectrum is the range of all possible wavelengths of energy, including the visible light that makes plants grow, and the infrared that your remote control uses to command your television. Wavelength decreases as frequency increases, so we can say that it is inversely proportional to both frequency and energy.

"Flash" Updates of GSC projects at GSC8

submitted by: JGI

In quick succession, MPI-Bremen's Frank Oliver Glockner, Berkeley Lab's Victor Markowitz, DOE JGI's Nikos Kyrpides, Argonne National Laboratory's Folker Meyer, the Marine Biology Laboratory's Linda Amaral-Zettler and Michigan State University's James Cole provide updates on a number of topics related to GSC projects at the Genomic Standards Consortium's 8th meeting at the DOE JGI in Walnut Creek, Calif. on Sept. 9, 2009.

Extending MIGS/MIMS to the Description of Ribosomal RNA Sequences

submitted by: dougramsey
With the MIGS/MIMS specifications the Genomic Standards Consortium has finished the groundwork to enrich our genome and metagenome collections with contextual data. Now, it is time to consider whether these standards could be applied ‘as is’ in the short-term, and ‘with modification/extension’ in the longer-term to any genetic marker sequence retrieved from the environment. To move for ward and leverage existing interest in the community the proposal for MIENS, the ‘Minimum...

Implementing MIGS/MIMS: The Genomic Contextual

submitted by: dougramsey
The MIGS/MIMS checklist developed by the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) aims to enrich our ever growing data collection of genomic and metagenomic sequences. Therefore, the checklist defines what minimal list of contextual data attributes has to be added to the sequences in order to conform to the MIGS/MIMS specification. However, MIGS/MIMS itself does not specify how the contextual data should be documented; thus the GSC is developing the Genomic Contextual Data Markup Language (GCDML),...