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Botanical Cyberinfrastructure: Issues, Challenges, Opportunities, and Initiatives

Mast, Austin [1], Ronquist, Fredrik [2], Gaitros, David [3], Riccardi, Greg [4], Jörgensen, Corinne [4], Jörgensen, Peter [4].

MorphBank: An Open Web Repository for Biological Images.

MANY biological disciplines draw important conclusions from images. These disciplines include comparative morphology, anatomy, and histology, morphological phylogenetics, taxonomy, and paleobiology. However, the majority of these images cannot be published due to page constraints in journals, and thus they are not widely available. MorphBank (www.morphbank.net) is for these images what GenBank is for genetic data – a persistent, easily accessed storehouse with added functionality tailored to the disciplines using the resource. Following an introduction to MorphBank, we will focus on new functionality that has been recently added for collaborative morphological phylogenetics and the remote annotation of natural history specimens by experts.


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1 - Florida State University, Department of Biological Sciences, Tallahasse, Florida, 32306-1100, USA
2 - Florida State University, School of Computational Science & Department of Biological Sciences, Tallahassee, Florida, 32306, USA
3 - Florida State University, Department of Computer Science and School of Computational Science, Tallahassee, Florida, 32306, USA
4 - Florida State University, College of Information, Tallahassee, Florida, 32306, USA

Keywords:
MorphBank
digital images
world wide web
Morphology
Phylogenetics
natural history specimens
annotations.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: 4-7
Location: 206/Performing Arts Center
Date: Monday, July 31st, 2006
Time: 11:15 AM
Abstract ID:331


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