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Latest Activity: Nov 27
Deadline finished for 'analysis set'. Additions for 'release set' continues. Paper in progress - deadline end of Nov. 2013.
Short summary: We are interested in re-annotating a set of public ITS sequences obtained from type specimens and ex-type cultures. In a few cases we can use authentic sequences to cover unique lineages.
Please see if you can find any mistakes and add some if you know of more. The greyed columns are the essential ones. Ideally we would want to cover at least each order of fungi with reference ITS sequence (LSU optional).
An important part of this is to formalize ex-type and authoritative specimen data so it can also be tracked across multiple genes in GenBank. We will do another multi-author write up to highlight its public release by end of August. The first reference sets can be found here: ITS RefSeq Set
Please expand and verify specimen data using the unique biorepository acronyms in the link below
2013: Links to recent useful ITS papers
ITS Barcode standards for acceptance by GenBank:
Fungal ITS Barcode Paper is available here:
Letters in reply to the paper:
Please feel free to continue the discussion in the forum
A new open access journal with John Spouge as editor
Talks for plenaries at the Adelaide Barcoding meeting posted here:
Literature group on Mendeley to add barcode papers: http://www.mendeley.com/groups/689651/fungal-barcoding/papers/
Guidelines for non-CO1 selection .pdf
IMC9 Handout on barcoding .pdf
Seifert et al. Barcoding talk at IMC9.ppt
LT-CBOL Memorandum of understanding - 7 July 2010 .pdf
Final material transfer agreement (MTA) with Lifetech .doc
Primers & Protocols
List of samples at LifeTech
Please comment so I can recommend a final set of ITS standards to GenBank for implementation of the BARCODE flag before the end of July.These are also available as an attached word file on the site.…Continue
Started by Conrad Schoch. Last reply by María P. Martín Jul 7, 2012.
Hi all,We need to get some thoughts on details of how we want to deal with ITS barcodes. I post a first draft of conditions we want to consider for submission, started by Keith Seifert below. Please…Continue
Started by Conrad Schoch. Last reply by Keith Seifert Feb 15, 2012.
Hi all,I will try to submit specific info on determining the amino acids for GenBank with Sequin here soon. Feel free to discuss this and ask questions. Firstly get the latest version of Sequin here:…Continue
Started by Conrad Schoch. Last reply by Conrad Schoch Oct 26, 2011.
Hi all I am about to go on an official barcoding trip in South Africa. Besides the small ascomycetes that is more my specialty, I will also collect some larger fungi. THis trip has a public profile,…Continue
Started by Marieka Gryzenhout. Last reply by Bevan Weir Oct 3, 2011.