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Table 1 Overview of the tables in the sample metadata database

From: Pathogen metadata platform: software for accessing and analyzing pathogen strain information

Database table Content
Sample Identity of a sample, including strain name, serovar, and submission date
Collection Where, when and what type of environment the sample was collected from
Human_Host Information about the human host for clinical samples, such as age and gender
Non_Human_Host Information about non-human hosts for environmental samples
Study_Method Methods used for obtaining and identifying a sample
Project Information about the project associated with the strain
Project_Sample Links projects to samples
Owner Information about the organization that submitted the information about a strain
Collection_Owner Information about the organization that collected the strain
Project_Publication Links a sample to publications by PubMed Identifier
Cross_Reference Stores source and id pairs for documents and databases that reference a sample