"Can you bank on GenBank?"
david.orlovich at BOTANY.OTAGO.AC.NZ
Fri Sep 3 12:10:03 CDT 2004
Actually there are also some good responses to the paper below in the
next volume (vol. 161(1)). Cheers, David Orlovich.
On 3/09/2004, at 12:00 PM, David Orlovich wrote:
> Hi Nico et al.
> See also:
> On the unreliability of published DNA sequences
> Paul D. Bridge, Peter J. Roberts, Brian M. Spooner, Gita Panchal
> New Phytologist
> Volume 160, Issue 1, Page 43-48, Oct 2003
> The is a commentary in the same issue. Cheers, David.
> On 3/09/2004, at 11:38 AM, Nico Mario Franz wrote:
>> That's the title of an article by D.J. Harris (TREE 18: 317-319, 2003)
>> which he reviews the extent of "erroneous submissions" of sequences to
>> GenBank. I'm interested in finding out what Taxacomers' experiences
>> concerning the *taxonomy* adopted by GenBank in order to structure the
>> GenBank offers some insights here:
>> but otherwise often states: "The NCBI taxonomy database is not an
>> authoritative source for nomenclature or classification - please
>> the relevant scientific literature for the most reliable information."
>> Is the somewhat rudimentary taxonomy of GenBank starting to become a
>> practical problem? What about outdated names, or relationships we now
>> "know" to be different? Is there a GenBank taxonomic advisory
>> trying to address the issues? Are there any documents on this subject?
>> Anyone I could contact for an insight scoop?
>> Anything from personal rants or laudatios to guides to other sources
>> be highly appreciated. FYI this ties into developments of unique
>> identifiers for so-called "taxonomic concepts" (TDWG, etc.).
>> Nico Franz
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Dr David Orlovich,
Department of Botany,
University of Otago,
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Dunedin, New Zealand.
Phone: +643 479 9060
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