New Universal Taxonomy Database

Ken Kinman kinman at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 4 18:30:15 CDT 2002

Dear All,
     Has there been any discussion on TAXACOM of the Marine Biological
Laboratory's new universal taxonomy database (the UBIO Project)?  The MBL's
monthly newsletter for April 2002 announced a $500,000 grant from the Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation to help support this comprehensive database.
     WOW!!!  And here's a link to (and one sentence from) the UPI press
release on Tuesday:

WOODS HOLE, Mass., July 2 (UPI) -- Researchers at the Universal Biological
Indexer and Organizer Project are assembling a new digital database meant to
serve as an online "tree of life," a catalog of all living things and the
millions of names used to refer to them. ...

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