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Volume 10 Supplement 14

Biodiversity Informatics


Edited by Indra Neil Sarkar

Publication of this supplement was made possible thanks to sponsorship from the Encyclopedia of Life and the Consortium for the Barcode of Life.

  1. Currently primary scientific data, especially that dealing with biodiversity, is neither easily discoverable nor accessible. Amongst several impediments, one is a lack of professional recognition of scientific...

    Authors: Vishwas S Chavan and Peter Ingwersen
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 14):S2
  2. Increasing the quantity and quality of data is a key goal of biodiversity informatics, leading to increased fitness for use in scientific research and beyond. This goal is impeded by a legacy of geographic loc...

    Authors: Andrew W Hill, Robert Guralnick, Paul Flemons, Reed Beaman, John Wieczorek, Ajay Ranipeta, Vishwas Chavan and David Remsen
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 14):S3
  3. New web-based technologies provide an excellent opportunity for sharing and accessing information and using web as a platform for interaction and collaboration. Although several specialized tools are available...

    Authors: Mehrdad Hajibabaei and Gregory AC Singer
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 14):S4
  4. Natural History science is characterised by a single immense goal (to document, describe and synthesise all facets pertaining to the diversity of life) that can only be addressed through a seemingly infinite s...

    Authors: Vincent S Smith, Simon D Rycroft, Kehan T Harman, Ben Scott and David Roberts
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 14):S6
  5. According to many field experts, specimens classification based on morphological keys needs to be supported with automated techniques based on the analysis of DNA fragments. The most successful results in this...

    Authors: Paola Bertolazzi, Giovanni Felici and Emanuel Weitschek
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 14):S7
  6. In this work we consider barcode DNA analysis problems and address them using alternative, alignment-free methods and representations which model sequences as collections of short sequence fragments (features). T...

    Authors: Pavel Kuksa and Vladimir Pavlovic
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 14):S9
  7. DNA barcoding aims to assign individuals to given species according to their sequence at a small locus, generally part of the CO1 mitochondrial gene. Amongst other issues, this raises the question of how to de...

    Authors: Frederic Austerlitz, Olivier David, Brigitte Schaeffer, Kevin Bleakley, Madalina Olteanu, Raphael Leblois, Michel Veuille and Catherine Laredo
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 14):S10

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