Diatoms and databases - A short review

Citation
M. Poulin et al., Diatoms and databases - A short review, VIE MILIEU, 51(1-2), 2001, pp. 29-35
Citations number
38
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Environment/Ecology
Journal title
VIE ET MILIEU-LIFE AND ENVIRONMENT
ISSN journal
0240-8759 → ACNP
Volume
51
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
29 - 35
Database
ISI
SICI code
0240-8759(200103)51:1-2<29:DAD-AS>2.0.ZU;2-M
Abstract
It is becoming increasingly obvious that the transmission of information is crucial in the global scientific context. One only has to think of the con sultation of type specimens from a diatom herbarium or the verification of an identification through electronic consultation of a photographic library . Computerized databases on diatoms could become indispensable tools suppor ting taxonomic uniformity. We are highlighting some advance in the field of electronic archiving diatom information and this should be regarded only a s a short review. Examples are taken from various countries who have create d electronic databases on diatoms. At the beginning of this new millennium, we will assist in a proliferation of websites devoted to diatom research. If we work together, we can develop the basis for a new era of research in diatomology, accord greater importance to computerizing the databases and e nsuring their transmissibility to our colleagues all over the world.