Natural History Museum, London and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew make their genomic collections discoverable via GGBN
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and
Natural History Museum, London are proud to announce that in time of the first GGBN conference on June 30th, 2014, a test dataset of tissue and DNA
samples is being made available through the GGBN data portal. Further data of both institutions will follow soon. Kew's DNA bank is also available via
Kew's web site. This work is part of efforts in the
SYNTHESYS project to make partner collections discoverable for research through
the Global Genome Biodiversity Network's Data Portal.
The DNA Bank Network is a node of GGBN and hosts the GGBN Data Portal, Library, and Registry.
Banking DNA for Biodiversity Genomics
The main focus of the DNA Bank Network is to enhance taxonomic, systematic,
genetic, conservation and evolutionary studies by providing:
• high quality, long-term storage of DNA material on which molecular
studies have been performed, so that results can be verified, extended,
• complete on-line documentation of each sample, including the provenance
of the original material, the place of voucher deposit, information
about DNA quality and extraction methodology, digital images of vouchers
and links to published molecular data if available.