Navigation Links
Storing vertebrates in the cloud
Date:8/24/2011

r of online applications will allow manipulation and display of the data beyond the basic maps now possible.

"The power of VertNet lies in new ways of discovering and integrating data for biodiversity science," Bloom said.

Seaweed, lichens and bryophytes

VertNet's success should lead other museums, at UC Berkeley and elsewhere, to upload their data to the cloud.

"The cloud idea getting data out where it's accessible in a variety of ways is very attractive," said Richard L. Moe, an information technologist and seaweed expert at the University and Jepson Herbaria. "Its capacity for indexing is unparalleled."

For now, though, Moe is working on an NSF-funded project to merge the California plant collections from 17 state institutions into one online database, which has many of the capabilities of a cloud-based collection. UC Berkeley's herbaria have already digitized their 360,000 specimens of California vascular plants (ferns, flowering plants and gymnosperms). Moe is collaborating with institutions as diverse as Cal State Chico and the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, all members of the Consortium of California Herbaria, to help bring their specimens online.

These online collections were used a few years ago by UC Berkeley researchers to predict the impact of climate change on California's endemic land plants.

"The value of online specimens is not only to document existing and new species, but also to investigate the spread of invasive species and future changes to distributions of native species and communities," said Brent Mishler, UC Berkeley professor of integrative biology and director of the campus herbaria. "A similar dataset is needed to document changes in the marine flora."

Mishler garnered a grant from NSF to bring all of UC Berkeley's California seaweed collections, including images, online. The herbaria also is part of a nationwide digitization effort, funded by NSF's Advanc
'/>"/>

Contact: Robert Sanders
rsanders@berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Restoring memory, repairing damaged brains
2. Storing seeds for a rainy day -- or in this case, a fire
3. Restoring the European Beaver: 50 Years of Experience by G. Sjoberg and J.P. Ball
4. MIT biologists find that restoring the gene for cancer protein p53 slows spread of advanced tumors
5. Storing carbon dioxide deep underground in rock form
6. Restoring a natural root signal helps to fight a major corn pest
7. Wired for sound: A small fishs brain illustrates how people and other vertebrates produce sounds
8. Port Valdez invertebrates stabilized 26 years after quake
9. Genetic clues to evolution of jaws in vertebrates unearthed by CU-led team
10. Prehistoric fish extinction paved the way for modern vertebrates
11. Singapore scientists join international study of 10,000 vertebrates genomes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Storing vertebrates in the cloud
(Date:4/17/2014)... trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for ... bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance, according ... collaborators. , Led by U. of I. chemistry professor ... drug SQ109 attacks the tuberculosis bacterium, how the drug ... to malaria and how targeting multiple pathways reduces ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... 17, 2014The development of stem cell therapies to cure ... characterize stem cell populations based on cell surface markers. ... new marker that is highly expressed in a type ... which they describe in an article in BioResearch ... Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Marc Andr Gauthier and Professor Luca Razzari of ... been awarded large grants from the John R. ... Innovation (CFI) for the acquisition of state-of-the-art biotech ... added matching grants from the Ministre de l,Enseignement ... de la Technologie (MESRST). These new laboratories will ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Multitarget TB drug could treat other diseases, evade resistance 2New state-of-the-art biotech and nanotech equipment for INRS 2
... the body, a virus such as HIV invades body cells ... Once inside the cell, the invading microbe's genetic material takes ... more copies of the virus, which then spill out to ... that once a virus begins fusing with a cell's membrane, ...
... in prospect with a clinical drug trial to begin in ... would open the way to relief in the 10% of ... over 500,000,000 people. , The Walter and Eliza Hall ... Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR) and the University of ...
... Medical Center (SFVAMC) and the University of California, San ... bronchitis, which is thought to lead to obliterative bronchitis ... transplanted lungs. , The researchers hope their results will ... standard test for chronic lung rejection, as well as ...
Cached Biology News:Several minute intermediate stage in virus-cell fusion discovered; opportunity for drug development 2Several minute intermediate stage in virus-cell fusion discovered; opportunity for drug development 3Old drug, new tricks: Prospects for slashing the impact of malaria 2Researchers identify genes associated with lung transplant rejection 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... DC (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Carahsoft ... for Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2pm EST (11am ... Knowledge.” The topic focuses on how technology can turn ... critical decisions for government agencies. The online webinar will ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... January 14, 2014 EquitiesIQ, a leading ... (OTCQB: ALQA). Alliqua is an emerging biomedical company acquiring, ... wound care market. , Free report download: http://equitiesiq.com/reports/alliqua/ ... a seasoned management team and Board, which launched the ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 In recent years, growing ... methods in product development and promotion has led to ... mistrust, fueled by concerns about the insidious impact of ... of spectacular fines to the world’s biggest pharmas for ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... UK (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Bob ... with more than 20 years in the industry, has ... photonics . Hainsey will serve as the society’s Science ... Dr. Hainsey join SPIE as our Technology Strategist, further ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Webcast - Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw Data into Actionable Knowledge – Hosted by Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 3The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 2The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 3Photonics R&D Leader Bob Hainsey Joins SPIE Technical Staff 2
... , , Catalog Number, Pack ... 100 g, , , , , , ... German , version - 42 K , ... Material Safety , Data Sheets, , MSDS , ...
... , , , , , , , ... , 1691104, Set, ... Package , Inserts/Product Instructions , , English , ... - 24 K , , US Material Safety , Data Sheets , ...
... , Here are some troubleshooting hints that we have gathered , regarding misincorporation or low fidelity of PCR ... , , , , ... , , <a , ... , , , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Trouble-shooting: Misincorporation or low fidelity 2Trouble-shooting: Misincorporation or low fidelity 3
... Labsystems Nepheloskan Ascent is the ... measurement in microplates. Nepheloskan measures ... ultra-sensitive technique for particle quantification. ... solubility testing in drug discovery, ...
... Crotalus adamanteus venom Description: Phosphodiesterase ... used in studying nucleic acid ... It hydrolyzes 5'-mononucleotides from 3'-hydroxy-terminated ... Phosphodiesterase I cleaves ADP-ribosylated proteins ...
Economical and manually filled LN2 vacuum insulated storage container offers high capacity and low nitrogen consumption while offering convenient storage of samples....
... Useful for the determination of digitonin and digoxin. ... EDTA Na 4 and 0.06% NaCl Preparation ... al., Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 19, 755 ... mole of inorganic phosphorus from ATP per min ...
Biology Products: