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  • Applications of natural language processing in biodiversity science 

    Thessen, Anne E.; Cui, Hong; Mozzherin, Dmitry (Hindawi Publishing, 2012)
    Centuries of biological knowledge are contained in the massive body of scientific literature, written for human-readability but too big for any one person to consume. Large-scale mining of information from the literature ...
  • Automated simultaneous analysis phylogenetics (ASAP) : an enabling tool for phlyogenomics 

    Sarkar, Indra Neil; Egan, Mary G.; Coruzzi, Gloria; Lee, Ernest K.; DeSalle, Rob (BioMed Central, 2008-02-19)
    The availability of sequences from whole genomes to reconstruct the tree of life has the potential to enable the development of phylogenomic hypotheses in ways that have not been before possible. A significant bottleneck ...
  • Biodiversity informatics : organizing and linking information across the spectrum of life 

    Sarkar, Indra Neil (2007-04-08)
    Biological knowledge can be inferred from three major levels of information: molecules, organisms, and ecologies. Bioinformatics is an established field that has made significant advances in the development of systems and ...
  • Biological nomenclature terms for facilitating communication in the naming of organisms 

    David, John; Garrity, George M.; Greuter, Werner; Hawksworth, David L.; Jahn, Regine; Kirk, Paul M.; McNeill, John; Michel, Ellinor; Knapp, Sandra; Patterson, David J.; Tindall, Brian J.; Todd, Jonathan A.; Tol, Jan van; Turland, Nicholas J. (Pensoft, 2012-05-08)
    A set of terms recommended for use in facilitating communication in biological nomenclature is presented as a table showing broadly equivalent terms used in the traditional Codes of nomenclature. These terms are intended ...
  • Broadly sampled multigene analyses yield a well-resolved eukaryotic tree of life 

    Parfrey, Laura Wegener; Grant, Jessica; Tekle, Yonas I.; Lasek-Nesselquist, Erica; Morrison, Hilary G.; Sogin, Mitchell L.; Patterson, David J.; Katz, Laura A. (2010-06-01)
    An accurate reconstruction of the eukaryotic tree of life is essential to identify the innovations underlying the diversity of microbial and macroscopic (e.g. plants and animals) eukaryotes. Previous work has divided ...
  • Building research networks to support campus programs [poster] 

    Furfey, John F.; Devenish, Ann; Hurter, Colleen; Stafford, Nancy (2012-04-04)
    This poster focuses on the methods, tools and outcomes involved in creating two targeted research networks to support large, long-running research programs in the Woods Hole scientific community.
  • CAOS software for use in character-based DNA barcoding 

    Sarkar, Indra Neil; Planet, Paul J.; DeSalle, Rob (2008-04)
    The success of character based DNA barcoding depends on the efficient identification of diagnostic character states from molecular sequences that have been organized hierarchically (e.g., according to phylogenetic methods). ...
  • Character-based DNA barcoding allows discrimination of genera, species and populations in Odonata 

    Rach, J.; DeSalle, Rob; Sarkar, Indra Neil; Schierwater, B.; Hadrys, H. (Royal Society, 2007-11-08)
    DNA barcoding has become a promising means for identifying organisms of all life stages. Currently, phenetic approaches and tree-building methods have been used to define species boundaries and discover 'cryptic species'. ...
  • Data hosting infrastructure for primary biodiversity data 

    Goddard, Anthony; Wilson, Nathan; Cryer, Phil; Yamashita, Grant (BioMed Central, 2011-12-15)
    Today, an unprecedented volume of primary biodiversity data are being generated worldwide, yet significant amounts of these data have been and will continue to be lost after the conclusion of the projects tasked with ...
  • Data issues in the life sciences 

    Thessen, Anne E.; Patterson, David J. (Pensoft Publishers, 2011-11-28)
    We review technical and sociological issues facing the Life Sciences as they transform into more data-centric disciplines - the “Big New Biology”. Three major challenges are: 1) lack of comprehensive standards; 2) lack of ...
  • The Encyclopedia of Life, Biodiversity Heritage Library, biodiversity informatics and beyond Web 2.0 

    Norton, Cathy N. (Great Cities Initiative of the University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 2008-08-04)
    E.O. Wilson, the noted entomologist at Harvard, "wished" for an authoritative encyclopedia of life that would be freely available on the worldwide web for the entire world. On 9 May 2007, The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) was ...
  • Envisioning the future of science libraries at academic research institutions : a discussion 

    Feltes, Carol; Gibson, Donna S.; Miller, Holly; Norton, Cathy N.; Pollock, Ludmila (2012-12-20)
    A group of librarians, other information professionals, scientists and research administrators met to discuss the challenges that research libraries are currently facing. After the meeting a survey was conducted to obtain ...
  • Exploring historical trends using taxonomic name metadata 

    Sarkar, Indra Neil; Schenk, Ryan; Norton, Cathy N. (BioMed Central, 2008-05-13)
    Authority and year information have been attached to taxonomic names since Linnaean times. The systematic structure of taxonomic nomenclature facilitates the ability to develop tools that can be used to explore historical ...
  • GenBank and PubMed : how connected are they? 

    Miller, Holly; Norton, Cathy N.; Sarkar, Indra Neil (BioMed Central, 2009-06-09)
    GenBank(R) is a public repository of all publicly available molecular sequence data from a range of sources. In addition to relevant metadata (e.g., sequence description, source organism and taxonomy), publication information ...
  • Grand challenges in biodiversity informatics 

    Sarkar, Indra Neil (2007-01)
    The exponentially growing array of biological data has necessitated the development of a new information management domain, biodiversity informatics. It is one of the newest members of the ‘informatics’ sub-disciplines, ...
  • Identity of epibiotic bacteria on symbiontid euglenozoans in O2-depleted marine sediments : evidence for symbiont and host co-evolution 

    Edgcomb, Virginia P.; Breglia, S. A.; Yubuki, Naoji; Beaudoin, David J.; Patterson, David J.; Leander, Brian S.; Bernhard, Joan M. (2010-06)
    A distinct subgroup of euglenozoans, referred to as the “Symbiontida,” has been described from oxygen-depleted and sulfidic marine environments. By definition, all members of this group carry epibionts that are intimately ...
  • Intra- and interspecies differences in growth and toxicity of Pseudo-nitzschia while using different nitrogen sources 

    Thessen, Anne E.; Bowers, H. A.; Stoecker, Diane K. (2009-01)
    Clonal cultures of plankton are widely used in laboratory experiments and have contributed greatly to knowledge of microbial systems. However, many physiological characteristics vary drastically between strains of the ...
  • LigerCat : using “MeSH clouds” from journal, article, or gene citations to facilitate the identification of relevant biomedical literature 

    Sarkar, Indra Neil; Schenk, Ryan; Miller, Holly; Norton, Cathy N. (American Medical Informatics Association, 2009-11-14)
    The identification of relevant literature from within large collections is often a challenging endeavor. In the context of indexed resources, such as MEDLINE, it has been shown that keywords from a controlled vocabulary ...
  • Mapping the biosphere : exploring species to understand the origin, organization and sustainability of biodiversity 

    Wheeler, Q. D.; Knapp, Sandra; Stevenson, D. W.; Stevenson, J.; Blum, Stan D.; Boom, B.. M.; Borisy, Gary G.; Buizer, J. L.; De Carvalho, M. R.; Cibrian, A.; Donoghue, M. J.; Doyle, V.; Gerson, E. M.; Graham, C. H.; Graves, P.; Graves, Sara J.; Guralnick, Robert P.; Hamilton, A. L.; Hanken, J.; Law, W.; Lipscomb, D. L.; Lovejoy, T. E.; Miller, Holly; Miller, J. S.; Naeem, Shahid; Novacek, M. J.; Page, L. M.; Platnick, N. I.; Porter-Morgan, H.; Raven, P. H.; Solis, M. A.; Valdecasas, A. G.; Van Der Leeuw, S.; Vasco, A.; Vermeulen, N.; Vogel, J.; Walls, R. L.; Wilson, E. O.; Woolley, J. B. (Taylor & Francis, 2012-03-27)
    The time is ripe for a comprehensive mission to explore and document Earth's species. This calls for a campaign to educate and inspire the next generation of professional and citizen species explorers, investments in ...
  • A model for Bioinformatics training : the Marine Biological Laboratory 

    Yamashita, Grant; Miller, Holly; Goddard, Anthony; Norton, Cathy N. (2010-08-04)
    Many areas of science such as biology, medicine, and oceanography are becoming increasingly data-rich and most programs that train scientists do not address informatics techniques or technologies that are necessary for ...