Navigation Links
A new generation database to help ecological research on marine organisms
Date:1/27/2014

Ecosystem functioning, or the role which organisms play in an ecosystem, is becoming increasingly important in marine ecological and conservation. To facilitate such studies an international team of scientists lead by S. Faulwetter from the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HMRC) present the Polytraits database that aims to provide re-usable, and accessible data on marine bristle worms. The paper describing the new database was published in the innovative Biodiversity Data Journal, a pioneer in the publication of integrated biological data.

Benthic organisms participate in a number of biological processes in world water basins. Their functional diversity is an important community property demonstrating the role organisms have in the ecosystem and helping to understand how the community reacts to environmental changes. Polychaetes, or bristle worms, are marine worms famous for their peculiar shapes and often vivid coloration. More than 10,000 species are described in the class worldwide, most of which living in the shelf zone of the seas and oceans, burrowing in the sediment or swimming among the plankton.

At present, the Polytraits database contains almost 20,000 records on morphological, behavioural and reproductive characteristics of more than 1,000 species, all referenced by literature sources. All data on these engaging organisms can be freely accessed through the project website in different ways and formats, both human-readable and machine-readable. The new database presents a rich and easy to use collection, which cover morphological, reproductive and behavioural characteristics of polychaetes, as well as information on environmental preferences in an attempt to facilitate ecological research and conservation studies.

The researchers also provide a leading-edge approach to accessing
'/>"/>

Contact: Sarah Faulwetter
sarifa@hcmr.gr
Pensoft Publishers
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Effects of environmental toxicants reach down through generations
2. Beating famine: Sustainable food security through land regeneration in a changing climate
3. LABS, Inc. Launches Suite of Next-Generation Test Offerings; Focuses on Expanding Complex Biologic Testing Portfolio in 2012
4. Penn biologists identify a key enzyme involved in protecting nerves from degeneration
5. Merkin Family Foundation to fund next generation of Broad Institute scientists
6. Second-generation drug used for hypertension aids heart function independent of blood pressure
7. University of Nevada, Reno first to show transgenerational effect of antibiotics
8. First oral agent to quell invasive macular degeneration, restore lost vision
9. SeaSketch, the next generation of UCSBs MarineMap program, will aid marine spatial planning
10. Mice with big brains provide insight into brain regeneration and developmental disorders
11. Scientists identify first gene in programmed axon degeneration
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
A new generation database to help ecological research on marine organisms
(Date:7/9/2014)... co-authored by a University of Guelph scientist that ... shows long-term exposure to a neonicotinoid pesticide hampers ... research by Nigel Raine, a professor in Guelph,s ... Imperial College London was published July 9 in ... . , The study shows how long-term pesticide ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... fever but often can be defeated with antibiotics and ... beat. Now, scientists have built a new weapon against such ... the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces , their ... of them than medicine alone. , David Leong, Jianping Xie ... wait, undetectable in the human body or in places that ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... developed by researchers at the NIH,s National ... its collaborators to treat sickle cell disease ... business. The drug candidate, Aes-103, is the ... molecular mechanism of sickle cell disease. Baxter ... required for regulatory approval and commercialization. , ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Bee foraging chronically impaired by pesticide exposure: Study 2First drug candidate from NIH program acquired by biopharmaceutical company 2First drug candidate from NIH program acquired by biopharmaceutical company 3First drug candidate from NIH program acquired by biopharmaceutical company 4
... Adoptive cell transfer (ACT) therapy is used to treat patients ... of the patient's cancer cells, and some of their immune ... of the cancer cells that stimulate the T cells to ... get expanded and re-infused into the patient to mount an ...
... pandemic influenza, a new study reports for the first time ... from poultry to humans. The research appears in the ... available online. , Crossing the species barrier is an important ... potential. Previous studies have focused on the ability of highly ...
... many scientists thought, genetically modified (GM) corn has not ... , After analyzing tens of thousands of seeds from ... Mexico and the United States found no evidence of ... the researchers, said Allison Snow, a professor of evolution, ...
Cached Biology News:First Whole Genome Map of Genetic Variability in Parkinson’s Disease 2Genetically modified maize not found in southern Mexico 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2013 was a banner year of continued innovation ... continued independent research led by the team at Wake ... million grant from the Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, had ... reviewed journal, Amy Grant highlighted Brainwave Optimization® in First ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services have scheduled ... 2pm EST (11am PST), “Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw ... technology can turn raw, heterogeneous data into actionable knowledge ... online webinar will last approximately one hour. , Synopsis: ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 The largest ... research medicinal plants and therapeutic derivatives thereof has ... professionals, and researchers about the challenges of adulterated ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100430/DC95601LOGO ) The Society for ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Rockville, MD (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... dedicated to developing innovative information technology solutions for ... other health care stakeholders, announced today the signing ... the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 2Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 3Webcast - Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw Data into Actionable Knowledge – Hosted by Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 3World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 4World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 5World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 6World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 7World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 8Global Record Systems Announces Research Collaboration Agreement with FDA to Create a Novel “Big Data” Paradigm for Collection of Patient Safety and Outcomes Information 2
... PfuTurbo and Taq DNA Polymerases ,,,, pfuturbo ... PCR amplification , , Holly Hogrefe ... In this update, we compare the PCR performances ... DNA polymerase. ,PCR product yields were higher ...
... mutagenesis in less than one day , ... 28-base insertion was introduced into a plasmid vector ... created three unique restriction enzyme digestion sites. Plasmid ... transformed clones were digested with,all 3 restriction enzymes, ...
... Studying Signal Transduction,Pathways ,,,,, Obtaining the best ... ,in vivo reporting systems , Tim Sanchez ... Zheng ,Stratagene , Stratagenes PathDetect ... are used to study,activation of specific signaling pathways ...
Cached Biology Technology:PCR Performance Comparisons Between pfuturbo and Taq DNA,Polymerases 2PCR Performance Comparisons Between pfuturbo and Taq DNA,Polymerases 3PCR Performance Comparisons Between pfuturbo and Taq DNA,Polymerases 4Efficiently Insert Unique Restriction Sites into Plasmid Vectors 2Efficiently Insert Unique Restriction Sites into Plasmid Vectors 3Optimizing Transfection Conditions for Studying Signal Transduction Pathways 2Optimizing Transfection Conditions for Studying Signal Transduction Pathways 3Optimizing Transfection Conditions for Studying Signal Transduction Pathways 4Optimizing Transfection Conditions for Studying Signal Transduction Pathways 5Optimizing Transfection Conditions for Studying Signal Transduction Pathways 6Optimizing Transfection Conditions for Studying Signal Transduction Pathways 7
... ,Yeast extract, 5 ,Sodium chloride, 10 ... citrate, 0.5 ,IPTG, 0.03 ,-Gal ... chromogenic substrate for -galactosidase. The enzymatic ... a black insoluble precipitate. Lac+ colonies ...
... Polyclonal Antibody Epitope: aa 16-25 of ... Recommended Storage: Store vial at -20 ... use. For extended storage aliquot contents and freeze at -20 ... Family: Other Sub-Family: ...
S-100 alpha/beta chain (8B10)...
... Acetate: CoA ligase (AMP forming), Acetate ... on protein content. Physical form: ... sucrose and reduced glutathione Preparation ... mol of S-acetyl coenzyme A from acetate, ...
Biology Products: