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CABRI Guidelines for Catalogue Production

Guidelines prepared for CABRI by BCCM, CBS, CERDIC, DSMZ, ECACC, HGMP, INRC, MSDN
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RDS for bacteria & archaea

RDS for bacteria and archaea: MDS + the following fields.

Field Field label Contents
Serovar Serovar Should contain: the serovar name and author.
Required for some medically important species.
Does not apply to all strains.
Other names Other_names Should contain: names used for the strain in the past (not synonyms) that may still be in use.
Does not apply to all strains.
Isolated from Isolated_from Should contain: name of substrate or host from which the strain was isolated.
Geographic origin Geographic_origin Should contain: name of country where strain originated from, followed by details on location.
Mutant Mutant Should contain: type of mutant if strain is a mutant strain.
Genotype Genotype Should contain: names of chromosomal markers of the strain.
Especially recommended for strains of species for which many genetically modified strains exist.
Does not apply to all strains.
Literature Literature Should contain: reference to publication in which the strain is described.
Especially recommended for type strains.
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