Journal of
Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis

  • Abbreviation: J. Bioinform. Seq. Anal.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2464
  • DOI: 10.5897/JBSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 46

Full Length Research Paper

MYCOsoft: A mycological database

Ajit Kumar Saxena1*, Jyoti Gupta1, S. Pandey1, A. N. Gangopadhyay2 and L. K. Pandey3
  1Human Molecular Cytogenetic Laboratory, Centre of Experimental Medicine and Surgery, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, India. 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, India. 3Department of Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, India.
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  •  Accepted: 03 May 2012
  •  Published: 28 January 2013

Abstract

 

The realization regarding the significance of microorganisms is increasing with the passage of time. In today’s scenario of global climate change and increasing threats to biodiversity, the wheel of advanced biotechnologies is revolving around microbes to restore the ecological balance lost in the past few decades. In Pakistan, however, we lack sufficiently reliable biological data to start with and our knowledge of functional importance of the indigenous microbiota is highly fragmentary. Cataloging and preserving of our rich flora is therefore of extreme importance for regional and national resource management, bioprospecting and fundamental scientific research. Some institutes have their own collection but status of preservation is not satisfactory. The present project had helped to initiate the task to develop computerized data software for an easy access to the cumbersome process of identification. The software entitled “MYCOsoft” would be available in the market as well as from FCBP on request.

 

Key words: MYCOsoft, microbial diversity, biodiversity conservation, microbial germplasm.