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AmiBase update policy and data release download
AmiBase derives ASEAN microbial diversity data from different data sources. AmiBase curates these data to maintain taxonomic consistency and distribution coverage of microbial diversity.

AmiBase periodically pulls data from the data sources as follows;

  • Global Biodiversity information Facility (GBIF) (last updated on 16 August 2018)
    ◦ GBIF: The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (2018) What is GBIF?. Available from https://www.gbif.org/what-is-gbif [13 August 2018].

  • Catalogue of Life (COL) (last updated on 16 February 2019)
    ◦ Roskov Y., Ower G., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2018 Annual Checklist. Digital resource at http://www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2018/.

  • The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) (last updated on 29 January 2019)
    ◦ Encyclopedia of Life. Available from http://eol.org. Accessed 29 January 2019<

  • NCBI Bioproject, BioSample, SRA, Nucleotide databases (last updated on 25 March 2019)
    ◦ NCBI Nucleotide [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US), National Center for Biotechnology Information; 2004 – [cited 2019-03-25]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nucleotide/
    ◦ NCBI BioProject [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US), National Center for Biotechnology Information; 2004 – [cited 2019-03-25]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/
    ◦ NCBI BioSample [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US), National Center for Biotechnology Information; 2004 – [cited 2019-03-25]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/biosample/
    ◦ NCBI SRA [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US), National Center for Biotechnology Information; 2004 – [cited 2019-03-25]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sra/

  • Data provided from AmiBase partners can be viewed at https://www.amibase.org/collection.php