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SILVA ribosomal RNA database

SILVA is a ribosomal RNA database[1][2][3] established in collaboration between the Microbial Genomics Group at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany, the Department of Microbiology at the Technical University Munich, and Ribocon.[4][5]

Release 117 of the database (January 2014) held more than 4,000,000 small subunit (SSU - 16S/18S) and 400,000 large subunit (LSU - 23S/28S) sequences.[6][failed verification] Sequences are provided as files for the ARB software environment.[4]

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  1. ^ Christian Quast, Elmar Pruesse, Pelin Yilmaz, Jan Gerken, Timmy Schweer, Pablo Yarza, Jörg Peplies, Frank Oliver Glöckner (2013). The SILVA ribosomal RNA gene database project: improved data processing and web-based tools. Nucleic Acids Research 41 (D1): D590-D596. doi:10.1093/nar/gks1219[third-party source needed]
  2. ^ Pelin Yilmaz, Laura Wegener Parfrey, Pablo Yarza, Jan Gerken, Elmar Pruesse, Christian Quast, Timmy Schweer, Jörg Peplies, Wolfgang Ludwig, Frank Oliver Glöckner (2014).The SILVA and “All-species Living Tree Project (LTP)” taxonomic frameworks. Nucleic Acids Research 42 (D1): D643-D648. doi:10.1093/nar/gkt1209[third-party source needed]
  3. ^ Elmar Pruesse, Christian Quast, Katrin Knittel, Bernhard M. Fuchs, Wolfgang Ludwig, Jörg Peplies, Frank Oliver Glöckner (2007). SILVA: a comprehensive online resource for quality checked and aligned ribosomal RNA sequence data compatible with ARB. Nucleic Acids Research 35 (21): 7188-7196. doi:10.1093/nar/gkm864[third-party source needed]
  4. ^ a b Silva. Ribocon GmbH. Accessed November 2016.[self-published source?]
  5. ^ Environmental Bioinformatics. Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics Group, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology. Accessed November 2016.[third-party source needed]
  6. ^ Marc P. Hoeppner, Lars E. Barquist, Paul P. Gardner (2014). An Introduction to RNA Databases. Methods in Molecular Biology 1097: 107–123. doi:10.1007/978-1-62703-709-9_6.