The MICROBIS database serves legacy, lipidomic, and pyrosequencing data
and associated contextual data collected as part of the ICoMM Census of Marine Life
Ocean Realm Project.
Legacy data include geospatial and environmental data collected from environmental sequencing surveys prior to the
initiation of the ICoMM effort. MICROBIS links to lipid structures (via Lipid Maps) and a mass spectrometry
library that contains lipid data derived from microbes from modern and ancient environments.
Details about ICoMM and Keck pyrosequencing projects can be viewed on project pages that contain downloadable
MIENS-compliant contextual data, as well as project proposals, DNA extraction protocols and project PI contact information.
Pyrotag projects can also be displayed on Google maps and searched by key words and structured comment names.
The database VAMPS (Visualization and Analysis of Microbial Population Structures) and its links to MICROBIS provide full access to the pyrotag sequences, the contextual data, analytical and graphical tools for comparing microbial population structures for different sites, search tools for locating sequences in each of our samples, descriptions of community composition at taxonomic ranks of phyla, class, order, family, or, when possible, genus for all samples, and rarefaction and diversity analyses for all of ICoMM's data.
- 2010-10-06. The ICoMM Mapper project is finished. This mapping system is a
really easy to use interface into the ICoMM data. It was developed by Pat
Halpin's team at Duke University in North Carolina.
2010-09-15. The ICoMM project is rapidly coming to an end.
As a result, all the meta-data collected under the auspices of ICoMM
are now available to the public.
- 2010-04-22. Meta-data for ICoMM projects can now be edited via the web.
A map of the distribtion of samples containing a specific environmental parameter is available.
Go to the overview page here and click on 'DRAW' to try it out.
An overview of the environmental parameters used by microbis.
Go here to try it out.
A rudimentary environmental data search page is in place.
Go here to try it out.
More PML datasets have been added to the publicly available collection.
PML for more information
- 2009-12-04. Microbis has undergone a redesign. If you have any problems please contact us at the MBL.