New data and links have been added to the BSD for totals of 206 strains, 133 substrates, 168 references and 83 Related Websites. Seven of the existing strains and the Acknowledgements and Contributors pages have also been updated.
The BSD has received development funds from the Great Lakes Mid-Atlantic Center for Hazardous Substance Research and links to their website have been added to the BSD Homepage, Acknowledgements page and Related Websites page. Strain data for Sphingomonas chlorophenolica strains SR3 and PCP-1 and user interface pages have been updated.
Nine strains, 12 substrates and 14 references have been added to the database for totals of 175, 120 and 149 respectively. Also, data for 23 of the previously listed strains have been updated. Eleven more internet resources have been added to the Related Websites page (total of 81). The broken links to the DSMZ Culture Collection have been repaired.
This is the first public version (version 2.0) of the searchable Biodegradative Strain Database (BSD). The BSD currently contains 166 biodegradative strains, 108 hazardous substrates and 135 references. We have found rRNA sequences for 99 of the strains and there are PubMed abstracts available for 125 of the references. Current overlap with UM-BBD data is 25 strains and 57 substrates. There are links to 70 internet resources on the Related Websites page.
The currently functional strain data fields are strain designation, latin name (genus & species), phylogenetic affiliation, substrates degraded or transformed, culture collection accessions (at this point, ATCC or DSM only), genBank rRNA accessions and "Comments". Data collected for non-functional data fields is currently displayed in the "Comments" section of the individual strain and substrate pages. Functional chemical (substrate) data fields include CAS numbers and links to additional data at UM-BBD, Chemfinder and the National Toxicology Program. The Data Submission and User Survey forms are also functional. Information on navigating the website is available at the How to use this site page.
This version of the BSD was posted July 1, 2000. We hope to continue development of the database on three month development cycles. Any comments, suggestions, corrections or additional data are welcomed. Thank you for visiting the BSD.
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