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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Nonatobase: A Database For Polychaeta (annelida) From The Southwestern Atlantic Ocean.
Author: Pagliosa, Paulo R
Doria, João G
Misturini, Dairana
Otegui, Mariana B P
Oortman, Mariana S
Weis, Wilson A
Faroni-Perez, Larisse
Alves, Alexandre P
Camargo, Maurício G
Amaral, A Cecília Z
Marques, Antonio C
Lana, Paulo C
Abstract: Networks can greatly advance data sharing attitudes by providing organized and useful data sets on marine biodiversity in a friendly and shared scientific environment. NONATObase, the interactive database on polychaetes presented herein, will provide new macroecological and taxonomic insights of the Southwestern Atlantic region. The database was developed by the NONATO network, a team of South American researchers, who integrated available information on polychaetes from between 5°N and 80°S in the Atlantic Ocean and near the Antarctic. The guiding principle of the database is to keep free and open access to data based on partnerships. Its architecture consists of a relational database integrated in the MySQL and PHP framework. Its web application allows access to the data from three different directions: species (qualitative data), abundance (quantitative data) and data set (reference data). The database has built-in functionality, such as the filter of data on user-defined taxonomic levels, characteristics of site, sample, sampler, and mesh size used. Considering that there are still many taxonomic issues related to poorly known regional fauna, a scientific committee was created to work out consistent solutions to current misidentifications and equivocal taxonomy status of some species. Expertise from this committee will be incorporated by NONATObase continually. The use of quantitative data was possible by standardization of a sample unit. All data, maps of distribution and references from a data set or a specified query can be visualized and exported to a commonly used data format in statistical analysis or reference manager software. The NONATO network has initialized with NONATObase, a valuable resource for marine ecologists and taxonomists. The database is expected to grow in functionality as it comes in useful, particularly regarding the challenges of dealing with molecular genetic data and tools to assess the effects of global environment change. Database URL:
Subject: Animals
Atlantic Ocean
Databases, Genetic
Search Engine
Species Specificity
Citation: Database : The Journal Of Biological Databases And Curation. v. 2014, p. bau002, 2014.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1093/database/bau002
Date Issue: 2014
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