Microbiology (General)

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QR 30 Microbiology. Biography. Collective

Phone Book of Virologists on the Internet

Summary:
Phone Book of Virologists on the Internet is an information resource of the Institute for Molecular Virology, Robert M. Bock Laboratories of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Upon accessing the site, the user will find an alphabetical listing of virologists, each noted with contact information. Each entry offers: (1) name (last, first, middle initial); (2) affiliation (business, university, or organization name); (3) e-mail address; (4) phone information; and (5) special research interests. In all cases, e-mail addresses are not active links outside the site. Users should scroll to view site contents.
The site is sponsored by the Institute for Molecular Virology; Robert M. Bock Laboratories; University of Wisconsin-Madison.
To Search:
Scroll to view site contents.

QR 41.2 Microbiology. General Works. 1970-

MGD:Microbial Germplasm Database

Summary:
MGD: Microbial Germplasm Database "...is a shared database of information on collections of microbial germplasm maintained primarily for research purposes, in laboratories in universities, in private industry, at USDA research field stations, and in NSF supported collections."
The site's main page offers links divided into three major subject areas: (1) Information; (2) People and Places; and (3) Germplasm. Within the "Information" category, links are given to: (1) information center; (2) MGD News; (3) suggestion box; (4) user tips; and (5) Database identification card. The information center offers links to start a query, get information on database software, to browse online MGD publications, and to contact site creators. The MGD News is the database's newsletter; information is given for subsciptions, and links are given to view past issues. The identification card area discusses cataloging information to locate the database via the WWW.
The "People and Places" division of the site allows users to access query pages for information on researchers or collections within the database. In each case, a query page with multiple fields is produced; after submitting data, users should scroll to view matching results. The "Germplasm" section of links accesses particular subject areas of the database: (1) Algae; (2) Bacteria; (3) Fungus; (4) Mycorrhizal fungus; (5) virus; (6) Fastidious procaryotes; and (7) host. For each subject area, a query page with search fields appears; fields will differ among the subjects. After submitting search information, a user should scroll to view results, which will offer links to documentation and additional information sources.
The site is sponsored by the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology; Oregon Stae University; Corvallis, Oregon.
To Search:
Select link of interest from site's main page; scroll to view or enter data within query page.

QR 64.5 Microbiology. Laboratories. Culture Collections

CCINFO Search Interface

Summary:
CCINFO Search Interface is a division of the WWW site for the World Data Center for Microorganisms (WDCM), a facility which "...provides a comprehensive directory of culture collections, databases on microbes and cell lines, and the gateway to biodiversity, molecular biology, and genome projects." The site serves as a search engine to information on culture collections housed within the WDCM records.
The site's main page offers users a keyword search field, a link to the WDCM homepage, and search instructions for the WAIS database. After submitting data to the field, the user should scroll to view information on culture collections. Provided here is the comprehensive listing of possible fields within a culture collection facility's records; users should note that content of entries will vary, according to information submitted by the facility. A given record may include: (1) name of collection; (2) institution name; (3) acronym of collection and accession number code; (4) registration number of WDC; (5) contact individual with title noted; (6) business address, including country; (7) phone, fax, and e-mail information; (8) status of collection (government, private, university, etc.); (9) sponsors and budget; (10) head of collection; (11) curators and specialities; (12) staff information; (13) subject emphases (research subjects); (14) preservation methods and quality; (15) types and numbers of strains; (16) origin of strains; (17) availability of cultures; (18) catalogue information (publications); (19) collection services; and (20) database information.
The site is sponsored by the WDCM, World Data Center for Microorganisms; Riken, Japan.
To Search:
Submit data for search field; scroll to view information on culture collection.

China Directory of Microorganisms

Summary:
The China Directory of Microorganisms is a WAIS index with the MICRO-NET WWW site, a service of the Microbial Information Network of China, a division of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Here, users will find access to the holdings of microbial center collections within China. Emphasis is placed on institutions and research centers with interests in microbial taxonomy and culture collection, plant virology, microbial ecology, microbial metabolism, microbial enzymology, and microbial genetics.
Upon accessing the site, the user will find five major subject links: (1) bacteria; (2) actinomycetes; (3) yeasts; (4) fungi; and (5) virus. Selecting any of the five links then results in the appearance of a WAIS index search page. Users can limit their search through supplying information within search fields; links are provided to view search examples and a list of organizations who have provided the database's data.
Resulting matches will be a listing of culture collections of microorganisms. Each facility is noted with: (1) directory code number; (2) location of holdings (lab,etc.); (3) purpose/action of organism; (4) type of medium used; and (5) sizes/quantities available. All entries are organized by directory code number; users should scroll to view all matching results.
The site is sponsored by the Microbial Information Network of China; the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Beijing.
To Search:
Select subject link from site's main page; fill in fields within query page. Scroll to view matching results.

Who's Who in Culture Collections

Summary:
Who's Who in Culture Collections is a service of Culture Collections Worldwide, sponsored by the WFCC World Data Center for Microorganisms (WDCM), which "...provides a comprehensive directory of culture collections, databases on microbes and cell lines, and the gateway to biodiversity, molecular biology, and genome projects." The site offers a worldwide directory to individuals in the culture collections field, detailing personal and professional information.
At the top of the site, the user will find a link to the main menu and an alphabetical index, composed of letter categories. To search the directory, a user must select a letter category; matching results will be alphabetized by last name. Selecting a name then reveals that individual's complete record: (1) acronym of affiliated facility or institution; (2) registration number within directory; (3) business address; (4) phone and fax information; (5) type of affiliation (university, etc.); (6) director of facility; (7) number of staff; (8) main subjects; (9) cultures held and numbers of each; (10) availability of cultures; (11) catalogue information; (12) services; and (13) date of record entry to directory.
The site is sponsored by the WFCC World Data Center for Microorganisms; Wako, Japan.
To Search:
Select letter category from index; select name from matching listings. Scroll to view complete record.

WFCC World Data Center for Microorganisms

Summary:
WFCC World Data Center for Microorganisms "...provides a comprehensive directory of culture collections, databases on microbes and cell lines, and the gateway to biodiversity, molecular biology, and genome projects." The site is sponsored by the WFCC, World Federation for Culture Collections.
Upon accessing the site, the user will find the main screen divided into two frames. Within the left frame, a list of site divisions is provided, of which there are twelve. To know the contents of an individual section, the user can scroll through the right frame to view a detailed list of section links. "Guide" provides access to information and links for the WDCM, the WFCC, MIRCEN, and CODATA, via icons and textual links. "Directories" offers a complete list of all directories within the site: CCINFO, STRAIN, and RKC Code. "Microbial Strains," "Cells and Antibodies," "Biodiversity," "Biosafety," "Molecular Biology," and "Genome" offer directories to various databases within their specified areas. "Bibliography and Publishers" lists sicentific publishers, with names providing links to publisher homepages on the WWW.
"Other Servers" details WWW servers for biology, medicine, and informatics. "Experimental Animals" gives access to the Experimental Animal database, whose contents are only in Japanese. "Molcla Administration" and "guest book" provide access to the user comments and guest book, respectively. Within the site's right frame, a user will find general site information, links to the WFCC homepage and WFCC information document, as well as links to: (1) the Agent for Hunting Microbial Information on the Internet (AHMII); (2) WDCM form for CCINFO; and (3) new area. The WFCC information document describes the center's history and goals. The AHMII database link offers access to databases for fungi and yeast, cell lines, and bacteria. The form for CCINFO is a registration for organizations which wish to list their holdings within the database.
The site is sponsored by the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC); Riken, Japan.
To Search:
Site information accessible through left frame; description of site links found within right frame.
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