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Table 1 Example of metadata reported for selected attributes in BioSample database. The attribute chosen for counting is shown in bold. The words entered by users are shown next to the number of times it was found in the subset of the samples examined

From: “METAGENOTE: a simplified web platform for metadata annotation of genomic samples and streamlined submission to NCBI’s sequence read archive”

Package: MIGS.ba.host-associated.5.0 MIMARKS.specimen.host-associated.5.0 Model.organism.animal.1.0
Total entries: 2598   19,338   276,262  
Attribute: host tisssue sampled host diet developmental stage (required)
Number of responses 94   3616   179,373  
Metadata provided 27 intestine 358 herbivore 41,112 adult
  16 gill 206 CHO 18,309 missing
  8 Gill 199 therapeutic_hydrolyzed_protein_diet 16,856 not collected
  6 spleen 191 Chow 16,416 Adult
  5 nasopharynx 144 Artemia_salina 16,209 not applicable
  5 Mammary gland 106 KD 5465 Juvenile
  4 Sputum 105 regulat_diet 4797 juvenile
  3 bronchoalveolar lavage 103 Unmedicated_swine_feed 2315 NA
  2 Tissue 91 LFD 2123 Embryo
  2 pharynx 90 purified_rodent_diet_AIN-93 M 2098 mixed
  2 head kidney 90 10%_sucrose_solution 1511 mixed stage
  1 Whole 88 HFD 1401 mature
  1 submandibular lymph node 88 finely_ground_Koi_food_(Foster_&_Smith,_Inc._Rhinelander,_WI) 1160 larva
  1 stomach 84 10%_w/w_rice_bran_fermented_with_Bifidobacterium_longum_ATCC-55813 1077 MISSING
  1 skin lesion 79 10%_w/w_heat-stabilized_rice_bran 1014 tadpole
  1 Pleural fluid 67 Termitomyces 988 adult pig
  1 periodontal pocket 64 HC 947 months postnatal
  1 nasal cavity 64 dPD 849 embryo
  1 hepatopancreas 62 BASE 682 morula
  1 gut 60 omnivore 679 Not Collected
  1 gills 56 Fe_50ppm 607 unknown
  1 fecal droplets 55 Fe_500ppm 563 calf
  1 fat body tissues 52 dZD 546 not determined
  1 eye 50 dN 534 Not collected