[seek-taxon] Roderic Page on "mapping names in TreeBASE"
ludaesch at ucdavis.edu
Fri Jan 19 05:20:40 PST 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
The joys of mapping names in TreeBASE
Here's a fun example of how databases get out of sync, making them
harder to link up. TreeBASE taxon T4628 is labelled Bolitoglossa
sombra, which doesn't exist in NCBI's taxonomy database, which is odd
as the study by Mueller et al. (S1139) is a molecular phylogeny
(doi:10.1073/pnas.0405785101), and the taxon concerned has had its
whole mitochondrial genome sequenced.
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