NEWs

News 

last update: 27.07.2021

  • New BacDive Feature Update

    A new BacDive feature update is online, with the following new functionalities:
    - Homepage Relaunch with new design
    - Modular Advanced Search.
    This new search replaces the advanced search offering more powerfull searching capabilities and user friendliness.
    - NCBI tax ID is now searchable on the main search using the format "taxid: 1604334"
    - Integration of links to BacMedia and BRENDA's Enzymedetector. See example.
    - 1500 new strain pictures added
  • New BacDive mailing list and API

    The BacDive Webservice has been renewed to adapt to our users needs and offer a better performance and comfort.
    Find the new webpage here: https://api.bacdive.dsmz.de/

    We upgraded the authorisation system. With a single sign on you will be able to access all the Web services of the DSMZ including BacDive and LPSN.



    With the new mailing list you can get informed about new features and about upcoming updates and changes in BacDive.
    You can subscribe any time here: https://bacdive.dsmz.de/mailinglist


  • New BacDive Release

    A new BacDive release is online since December 2020 comprising new data content and new features
    Compared to the major update in 2019, the overall data content has increased by 35 %. Currently we offer metadata on 82,892 strains, including 14,208 type strains.
     

    BacDive Section Release 2018 Release 2019  Release 2020  2019-2020 increase
    Name and taxonomic classification* 89,307 108,630 110,587 2%
    Morphology* 30,232 35,965 36,689 2%
    Culture and growth conditions* 111,414 132,494 136,586 2%
    Physiology and metabolism* 198,529 312,973 332,303 6%
    Isolation, sampling and environmental information* 77,883 138,474 143,496 4%
    Application and interaction* 19,111 19,774 21,710 10%
    Sequence data* 30,475 35,258 295,734 739%
    References* 43,210 65,427 66,571 2%
     overall entries* 600,161 848,995 1,143,676 35%
    *) Denotes the distinct combination of strain, reference, data entry

    A major change in this update is the restructuring of the sections: Morphology & Physiology was splitted into the two sections Morgphology and Physiology & Metabolism. Molecular Biology was renamed to Sequence Data and the sequence data table was splitted into 16S and genome Sequence data. A large amount of sequence accession data was introduced by automatic annotation, which was developed within the new DiASPora-project.
     
    diaspora

    A new summary called "BacPhrases" was introduced at the top of each strain detail view. Giving a fast overview over some important data about the strain within a short sentence, followed by a couple of keywords.
     


    Manually annotated data from IJSEM species descriptions were integrated, giving a total of  6898 data sets with species description data. 
  • New minor BacDive Release

    A new statistic tool is available: the new dashboard enables to explore BacDive data in a new interactive way. 49 different graphs within seven sections give a fast overview of the data provided in the database including all strains. For a representative overview, data can be filtered for type strain data only. By clicking on data points in the graphs queries are starting in the respective specialized search tools, e.g. Advanced Search, TAXplorer, Isolation source search, or API test finder.
     
    World map

     
  • New minor BacDive Release

  • New BacDive Release

    A new BacDive release is online since December 2019 comprising new data content and new features
    Compared to the major update in 2018, the overall data content has increased by 36 %. Currently we offer metadata on 81,827 strains, including 14,091 type strains.
     

    BacDive Section Release 09/2017 Release 07/2018  Release 12/2019  2017-2018 increase
    Name and taxonomic classification* 111,832 156,229 212,578 36%
    Morphology and physiology* 126,992 228,761 348,938 53%
    Culture and growth conditions* 77,471 119,126 132,494 11%
    Isolation, sampling and environmental information* 25,509 77,883 138,474 78%
    Application and interaction* 18,863 19,111 19,774 3%
    Molecular biology* 23,349 30,475 35,258 16%
    Strain availability* 68,853 81,373 82,538 1%
     overall entries* 452,869 712,958 970,054 36%
    *) Denotes the distinct combination of strain, reference, data entry

    Analytical test data like Analyitcal Profile Index (API) data and fatty acid profiles were imported from the Swedish Culture Collection University of Gothenburg (CCUG). By integrating the data, the API data collection provides now 27,634 profiles for 15,357 strains and is the largest publicly available database in the world. The API database can be queried using the API test finder. The fatty acid profile database now comprises 5216 data sets.
    Manually annotated data from IJSEM species descriptions were integrated, giving a total of  6640 data sets with species description data. 
    The Isolation source search was extended by new functions like the display of the geographic distribution on a world map and the analyses of the isolation source tags in a Krona plot.
     
    World map

    Krona plot

  • New BacDive Release

    A new BacDive release is online since April 2019 comprising new data content and new features
    Compared to the major update in 2018, the overall data content has increased by 26 %. Currently we offer metadata on 80,584 strains, including 13,498 type strains.
     

    BacDive Section Release 09/2017 Release 07/2018  Release 04/2019  2017-2018 increase
    Name and taxonomic classification* 111,832 156,229 208,353 33%
    Morphology and physiology* 126,992 228,761 295,040 29%
    Culture and growth conditions* 77,471 119,126 125,775 6%
    Isolation, sampling and environmental information* 25,509 77,883 136,791 76%
    Application and interaction* 18,863 19,111 19,111 0%
    Molecular biology* 23,349 30,475 34,578 13%
    Strain availability* 68,853 81,373 81,373 0%
     overall entries* 452,869 712,958 901,021 26%
    *) Denotes the distinct combination of strain, reference, data entry

    Data for 19,505 strains were imported from the Swedish Culture Collection University of Gothenburg (CCUG). Moreover, manually annotated data from 756 IJSEM species descriptions were integrated, giving a total of  6224 data sets with species description data.  Over 1500 pictures were imported  from the internal files of the DSMZ showing e.g. colony morphology on agar plates or sporulation.

    DSM 20300 Corynebacterium glutamicum
    DSM 20300

    DSM 14716 Cystobacter ferrugineus