Supporting taxonomic names in cell and molecular biology databases.

Kennedy, Jessie (2003) Supporting taxonomic names in cell and molecular biology databases. Omics: A Journal of Integrative Biology, 7 (1). pp. 13-16. ISSN 1536-2310

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Groups of organisms require labels or names to refer to them, however the idea of a single static name index, although tempting for its simplicity, is both impractical and unadvisable as a basis for referring to organisms for which data has been collected and stored for analyses and sharing. The relevant issues are described and some of the challenges facing database researchers are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1536-2310
Electronic ISSN: 1557-8100
Additional Information: “Final publication is available from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers”.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bioinformatics; Taxonomy; Flexibility; Data comparability; Database development; Computer programming;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QH Natural history
Item ID: 3019
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2009 12:47
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2015 16:23

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