Navigation Links
UF scientists encounter holes in tree of life, push for better data storage
Date:9/3/2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- When it comes to public access, the tree of life has holes.

A new study co-authored by University of Florida researchers shows about 70 percent of published genetic sequence comparisons are not publicly accessible, leaving researchers worldwide unable to get to critical data they may need to tackle a host a problems ranging from climate change to disease control.

Scientists are using the genetic data to construct the largest open-access tree of life as part of the National Science Foundation's $5.6-million Assembling, Visualizing and Analyzing the Tree of Life project. Understanding organismal relationships is increasingly valuable for tracking the origin and spread of emerging diseases, creating agricultural and pharmaceutical products, studying climate change, controlling invasive species and establishing plans for conservation and ecosystem restoration.

The study appearing today in PLoS Biology describes a significant challenge for the project, which is expected to produce an initial draft tree by the end of the year. It highlights the need for developing more effective methods for storing data for long-term use and urges journals to adopt more stringent data-sharing policies.

"I think what we need is a major change in our mindset about just how important it is to deposit your data this has to be a standard part of what we do," said co-author Doug Soltis, a distinguished professor at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the UF campus and UF's biology department. "Because if it's not there, it's lost forever. These are really, really important for long-term use, as we're seeing now in our efforts to build a tree."

Estimates of the amount of missing data were based on 7,539 peer-reviewed studies about animals, fungi, seed plants, bacteria and various microscopic organisms. Soltis said the missing genetic data has required project collaborators to contact hundreds of researchers to
'/>"/>

Contact: Doug Soltis
dsoltis@botany.ufl.edu
352-273-1963
University of Florida
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Scientists discover new bat species in West Africa
2. Worlds scientists, researchers and nutrition experts convene to explore the benefits of mushrooms
3. Now hear this: Scientists discover compound to prevent noise-related hearing loss
4. NIH scientists describe how anthrax toxins cause illness, death
5. UCLA scientists receive $2 million grant to improve quality of donor livers for transplant
6. Cancer scientists discover novel way gene controls stem cell self-renewal
7. UK & USA scientists collaborate to design crops of the future
8. Scientists uncover the secret life of frozen soils
9. Tufts scientists develop new early warning system for cholera epidemics
10. Cattle can be a source of MRSA in people, scientists find
11. LLNL scientists make new discoveries in the transmission of viruses between animals and humans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2014)... [Brown University] It,s hard to comprehend how bad ... has become without knowing what it was before people ... rate was 10 times lower than scientists had thought, ... worse. , Extinctions are about 1,000 times more frequent ... came along. The explanation from lead author Jurriaan de ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... that professional baseball pitchers with poor core stability are more ... season because of injury than are pitchers who have good ... In the study, 347 pitchers were assessed for lumbopelvic control ... as they raised a leg to step up were up ... days cumulative, not consecutive during the season than ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... led by researchers at the University of Warwick in ... just published in the Journal Early Human Development ... spent in hospital after birth and the use of ... in preterm children. , Mathematic abilities are crucial for ... in very preterm children. Earlier studies of children who ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Extinctions during human era worse than thought 2Extinctions during human era worse than thought 3In pro baseball pitchers, weak core linked to more missed days 2In pro baseball pitchers, weak core linked to more missed days 3Mechanical ventilation a key indicator for pre-term children's math problems 2
... detection techniques developed at the University, the team mapped ... and developed a model of their likely distribution as ... action is needed. University of Canberra professor in ... found foxes are widespread in northern and eastern Tasmania ...
... University of Southampton has shown that copper can ... to the increasing number of antibiotic-resistant infections worldwide. ... largely responsible for the development of antibiotic-resistance, which ... healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). The newly-published paper, which ...
... Institution are rolling out results from the new Airborne ... at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meetings in San ... uncovering a previously invisible ecological world. To watch a ... the world in a whole new way, click here. ...
Cached Biology News:Fox invasion threatens wave of extinction, UC research finds 2New study shows how copper restricts the spread of global antibiotic-resistant infections 2Carnegie debuts revolutionary biosphere mapping capability at AGU 2Carnegie debuts revolutionary biosphere mapping capability at AGU 3
(Date:9/2/2014)... yet often overlooked factor in the medical application ... of aggregation on both radiofrequency heating and magnetic ... nanoparticles (IONPs), including detailed analysis of the aggregate ... shown to produce significant reductions in both heating ... method to quantify and correlate these effects for ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... , September 2, 2014 Persistence ... Membrane Technology in Pharmaceutical, Biopharma and Life Sciences: ... by 2019" the global membrane technology market for pharmaceutical, biopharma and ... 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR ... estimated value of USD 10,886.0 million in 2019. ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... 2, 2014 Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... and Trademark Office (PTO) has issued a patent related ... weight loss. NB32 is a fixed-dose combination of naltrexone ... Patent No. 8,815,889 claims methods for treating insulin resistance ... expires in 2024. If NB32 is approved for use ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Rocky Mount, NC (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 ... the establishment of its 11th clinical research site: PMG ... has assumed ownership and operation of the clinical research ... NC, further expanding PMG’s presence in eastern North Carolina. ... 130,000 patients. For the patients in Rocky Mount and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Accounting for biological aggregation in heating and imaging of magnetic nanoparticles 2Global Membrane Technology Market Will Reach $10,886.0 Million in 2019: Persistence Market Research 2Global Membrane Technology Market Will Reach $10,886.0 Million in 2019: Persistence Market Research 3Global Membrane Technology Market Will Reach $10,886.0 Million in 2019: Persistence Market Research 4Global Membrane Technology Market Will Reach $10,886.0 Million in 2019: Persistence Market Research 5Orexigen Expands NB32 Intellectual Property Portfolio With New U.S. Patent 2Orexigen Expands NB32 Intellectual Property Portfolio With New U.S. Patent 3Orexigen Expands NB32 Intellectual Property Portfolio With New U.S. Patent 4PMG Research Announces the Formation of its Eleventh Site 2PMG Research Announces the Formation of its Eleventh Site 3
... HIGHLIGHTS:2010 Results (all percentages are to comparable periods in 2009) ... a new quarterly high. Q4 sales grew by 2% and 3% ... sales increased 6% and 5% on a reported and currency adjusted ... was $0.76. Excluding restructuring costs of $0.07, adjusted Q4 2010 diluted ...
... new type of biological and chemical sensor that has few ... long-lasting. The "diffraction-based" sensors are made of thin stripes ... contracts depending on the acidity of its environment. Recent ... to precisely determine pH - a measure of how acidic ...
... RATON, Fla., Feb. 8, 2011 Stem Cell Assurance, ... engagement of Marcum LLP to audit its financial statements as ... then ended.  Ranked 15th among the "Top 25 Firms" by ... more than 1,100 professionals, including more than 150 partners, in ...
Cached Biology Technology:Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) Reports Q4 and Full Year 2010 Diluted EPS of $0.76 and $3.12, Respectively. Q4 and Full Year 2010 Adjusted Diluted EPS Were $0.83 and $3.31, Respectively. Q4 Sales Set New Quarterly High. 2011 Diluted EPS Expected to be 2Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) Reports Q4 and Full Year 2010 Diluted EPS of $0.76 and $3.12, Respectively. Q4 and Full Year 2010 Adjusted Diluted EPS Were $0.83 and $3.31, Respectively. Q4 Sales Set New Quarterly High. 2011 Diluted EPS Expected to be 3Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) Reports Q4 and Full Year 2010 Diluted EPS of $0.76 and $3.12, Respectively. Q4 and Full Year 2010 Adjusted Diluted EPS Were $0.83 and $3.31, Respectively. Q4 Sales Set New Quarterly High. 2011 Diluted EPS Expected to be 4Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) Reports Q4 and Full Year 2010 Diluted EPS of $0.76 and $3.12, Respectively. Q4 and Full Year 2010 Adjusted Diluted EPS Were $0.83 and $3.31, Respectively. Q4 Sales Set New Quarterly High. 2011 Diluted EPS Expected to be 5Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) Reports Q4 and Full Year 2010 Diluted EPS of $0.76 and $3.12, Respectively. Q4 and Full Year 2010 Adjusted Diluted EPS Were $0.83 and $3.31, Respectively. Q4 Sales Set New Quarterly High. 2011 Diluted EPS Expected to be 6Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) Reports Q4 and Full Year 2010 Diluted EPS of $0.76 and $3.12, Respectively. Q4 and Full Year 2010 Adjusted Diluted EPS Were $0.83 and $3.31, Respectively. Q4 Sales Set New Quarterly High. 2011 Diluted EPS Expected to be 7Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) Reports Q4 and Full Year 2010 Diluted EPS of $0.76 and $3.12, Respectively. Q4 and Full Year 2010 Adjusted Diluted EPS Were $0.83 and $3.31, Respectively. Q4 Sales Set New Quarterly High. 2011 Diluted EPS Expected to be 8Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) Reports Q4 and Full Year 2010 Diluted EPS of $0.76 and $3.12, Respectively. Q4 and Full Year 2010 Adjusted Diluted EPS Were $0.83 and $3.31, Respectively. Q4 Sales Set New Quarterly High. 2011 Diluted EPS Expected to be 9Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) Reports Q4 and Full Year 2010 Diluted EPS of $0.76 and $3.12, Respectively. Q4 and Full Year 2010 Adjusted Diluted EPS Were $0.83 and $3.31, Respectively. Q4 Sales Set New Quarterly High. 2011 Diluted EPS Expected to be 10Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) Reports Q4 and Full Year 2010 Diluted EPS of $0.76 and $3.12, Respectively. Q4 and Full Year 2010 Adjusted Diluted EPS Were $0.83 and $3.31, Respectively. Q4 Sales Set New Quarterly High. 2011 Diluted EPS Expected to be 11Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) Reports Q4 and Full Year 2010 Diluted EPS of $0.76 and $3.12, Respectively. Q4 and Full Year 2010 Adjusted Diluted EPS Were $0.83 and $3.31, Respectively. Q4 Sales Set New Quarterly High. 2011 Diluted EPS Expected to be 12Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) Reports Q4 and Full Year 2010 Diluted EPS of $0.76 and $3.12, Respectively. Q4 and Full Year 2010 Adjusted Diluted EPS Were $0.83 and $3.31, Respectively. Q4 Sales Set New Quarterly High. 2011 Diluted EPS Expected to be 13Hydrogels used to make precise new sensor 2Hydrogels used to make precise new sensor 3Stem Cell Assurance Announces Engagement of Marcum LLP as its Independent Auditors 2
... is a very sensitive immunohistochemical tool for ... both anti-von Willebrand Factor and anti-CD31 primary ... of species. This AP kit provides a ... frozen and paraffin-embedded sections in human (both ...
... Applied Biosystems and MDS Sciex ... System, a high performance hybrid triple ... the drug discovery, drug development or ... (LIT) Technology from the leaders in ...
... 18 amino acid synthetic peptide whose sequence corresponds to residues 1-18 ... (amino to carboxy terminus): M(1) - A - S - A ... S - P - R - D - A - A ... be used for neutralization and control experiments with the polyclonal antibody ...
... is a fixative useful for routine procedures. ... is stable and will decalcify small bone ... can be stained successfully with most stains, ... stabilizes red blood cell membranes and cosinophil ...
Biology Products: