|Map of type strains.|
There are some 10,000 described type strains of bacteria and archaea. Not really a lot given that there are probably millions upon millions of species of bacteria and archaea. But it is what we have available to us in terms of the formally described and accepted species for which there is an available cultured strain.
At this site you can do things like "Adopt a Type Strain" or view a cool "Map of the type strains".
The Steering Committee for the project is
- Jonathan Eisen (University of California, Davis)
- George Garrity (Names for Life, USA)
- Philip Hugenholtz (Australian Centre for Ecogenomics Research, Australia)
- Hans-Peter Klenk (DSMZ, Germany)
- Nikos C. Kyrpides (DOE-Joint Genome Institute, USA)
- William B. Whitman (University of Georgia)
- Tanja Woyke (DOE-Joint Genome Institute, USA)
Much of the real work being done by Nikos Kyrpides, George Garrity, and others though I am very pleased to be a member of the Steering Committee. One of my key jobs will be to get the word out early and often. Hence this post.
Healthline is interested in contributing a guest post to phylogenomics.blogspot.com. We would be open to contributing any blog that would be of interest to your readers. Healthline bloggers have been featured on a variety of sites including:
Washington Times: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/tango-mind-and-emotion/2012/aug/10/how-healthy-choices-easy/
Natural News: http://www.naturalnews.com/036515_diabetes_strawberries_prevention.html
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
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