Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/1/2010
Publication Date: 7/1/2011
Citation: Geiser, D.M., Park, B., O Donnell, K., Kang, S. 2011. FUSARIUM-ID v.2.0: A DNA Sequence Database for Identification and Characterization of Fusarium. Meeting Abstract. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Over the last two decades, extensive molecular systematic studies have allowed the development of evolutionarily robust species concepts in the genus Fusarium. These advances in species recognition have necessitated the development of sequence-based tools for species identification. In 2004, we released FUSARIUM-ID v.1.0, a BLAST server containing partial translation elongation-factor 1-alpha (tef) DNA sequences of Fusarium species, which allowed users around the world to use tef DNA sequences to make connections between isolates of interest and known cultures publicly available in culture collections. FUSARIUM-ID (http://isolate.fusariumdb.org/) has now been expanded to include over 1800 isolates of Fusarium, each with sequence data from one or more of thirteen different loci. Each isolate in the database is available from one or more international culture collections. New features include downloadable datasets, tree-building on the fly, and virtual RFLPs. We are currently working to expand FUSARIUM-ID into an online of community of researchers that integrates expertise, data and cyberinfrastructural resources.