[Taxacom] New species of the future

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Tue Oct 29 15:41:39 CDT 2013

Of course, if it were required to describe new species this way, it would slow taxonomy down greatly, and for little real benefit IMHO. There is a bit of a dilemma here, since one of the main aims of BDJ is surely to speed taxonomy up?

From: Lyubomir Penev <lyubo.penev at gmail.com>
To: Taxa com <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> 
Sent: Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:42 PM
Subject: [Taxacom] New species of the future

*Eupolybothrus cavernicolus*, a cave-dwelling centipede discovered in a
remote karst region of Croatia, has become the first new eukaryotic species
described with fully sequenced transcriptomic profile, DNA barcoding ,
detailed anatomical X-ray micro-tomography (micro-CT), and a movie of the
living specimen, all this in addition to the conventional morphological
description, photos and SEM images.
This, most data-rich species description, represents also the first
biodiversity project that joins the ISA (Investigation-Study-Assay)
Commons, that is an approach created by the genomic and molecular biology
communities to store and describe different data types collected in the
course of a multidisciplinary study.

Details are available through the following links:

Original article:*Eupolybothrus cavernicolus* Komerički & Stoev sp. n.
(Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae): the first eukaryotic species
description combining transcriptomic, DNA barcoding and micro-CT imaging
data <http://biodiversitydatajournal.com/articles.php?id=1013>

GigaScience editorial: Biodiversity research in the “big data” era: *
GigaScience* and Pensoft work together to publish the most data-rich
species description <http://www.gigasciencejournal.com/content/2/1/14>

Press release: The cyber-centipede: From Linnaeus to big

More on the ISA approach:Toward interoperable bioscience

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