HBMMD: An enhanced database of the microorganisms associated with deeper water marine invertebrates

Aravinda S. Gunasekera, Karen S. Sfanos, Dedra K. Harmody, Shirley A. Pomponi, Peter J. McCarthy, Jose V. Lopez

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Abstract

The Harbor Branch Marine Microbial Database (HBMMD) provides preliminary taxonomic identifications and features of microorganisms maintained in the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Marine Microbial Culture Collection. The microbes are primarily derived from marine invertebrates such as sponges (phylum Porifera) and soft corals (phylum Cnidaria) found in deep water environments [>120 feet (>35 m) seawater]. The microbes isolated from within marine invertebrates represent some unique taxa and phylogenetic signatures. The database provides a user-friendly method to systemically search or sort a desired input. The site allows a powerful search for multiple parameters of any entry. Images of the microbes are contained within the database and can be accessed from the website. The HBMMD homepage is located at http://www.hboi.edu/dbmr/ dbmr_hbmmd.html.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-376
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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