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Nature biotechnology DOI:10.1038/nbt.1823

Minimum information about a marker gene sequence (MIMARKS) and minimum information about any (x) sequence (MIxS) specifications.

Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsYilmaz, P, Kottmann, R, Field, D, Knight, R, Cole, JR, Amaral-Zettler, L, Gilbert, JA, Karsch-Mizrachi, I, Johnston, A, Cochrane, G, Vaughan, R, Hunter, C, Park, J, Morrison, N, Rocca-Serra, P, Sterk, P, Arumugam, M, Bailey, M, Baumgartner, L, Birren, BW, Blaser, MJ, Bonazzi, V, Booth, T, Bork, P, Bushman, FD, Buttigieg, PL, Chain, PS, Charlson, E, Costello, EK, Huot-Creasy, H, Dawyndt, P, DeSantis, T, Fierer, N, Fuhrman, JA, Gallery, RE, Gevers, D, Gibbs, RA, San Gil, I, Gonzalez, A, Gordon, JI, Guralnick, R, Hankeln, W, Highlander, S, Hugenholtz, P, Jansson, J, Kau, AL, Kelley, ST, Kennedy, J, Knights, D, Koren, O, Kuczynski, J, Kyrpides, N, Larsen, R, Lauber, CL, Legg, T, Ley, RE, Lozupone, CA, Ludwig, W, Lyons, D, Maguire, E, Methé, BA, Meyer, F, Muegge, B, Nakielny, S, Nelson, KE, Nemergut, D, Neufeld, JD, Newbold, LK, Oliver, AE, Pace, NR, Palanisamy, G, Peplies, J, Petrosino, J, Proctor, L, Pruesse, E, Quast, C, Raes, J, Ratnasingham, S, Ravel, J, Relman, DA, Assunta-Sansone, S, Schloss, PD, Schriml, L, Sinha, R, Smith, MI, Sodergren, E, Spo, A, Stombaugh, J, Tiedje, JM, Ward, DV, Weinstock, GM, Wendel, D, White, O, Whiteley, A, Wilke, A, Wortman, JR, Yatsunenko, T, Glöckner, FO
JournalNature biotechnology
Volume29
Issue5
Pages415-20
Date Published2011/05/01
ISSN1087-0156
Abstract

Here we present a standard developed by the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) for reporting marker gene sequences--the minimum information about a marker gene sequence (MIMARKS). We also introduce a system for describing the environment from which a biological sample originates. The 'environmental packages' apply to any genome sequence of known origin and can be used in combination with MIMARKS and other GSC checklists. Finally, to establish a unified standard for describing sequence data and to provide a single point of entry for the scientific community to access and learn about GSC checklists, we present the minimum information about any (x) sequence (MIxS). Adoption of MIxS will enhance our ability to analyze natural genetic diversity documented by massive DNA sequencing efforts from myriad ecosystems in our ever-changing biosphere.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt.1823
DOI10.1038/nbt.1823
Pubmed

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21552244?dopt=Abstract