The Microbial Earth Project
Graphical representation of NCBI taxonomy tree for 7623 type strains from DSMZ culture collection. Each leaf represents a type strain. Colors denote stains with or without genome projects (red vs green). Internal nodes (transparent) denote higher taxonomic ranks. Branch lengths are not meaningful. A selection of named taxonomic groups are shown in yellow. Note the highly uneven coverage of the type strain material by genome sequencing projects. For example, groups such as the families Halobacteriaceae and Coriobacteriaceae are well represented by sequencing projects whereas other groups such as the genera Streptomyces and Pseudomonas are largely untouched. The figure was generated by mapping NCBI taxonomic information to DSMZ type strains. Information about genome projects was obtained from the GOLD database. The Guess visualization program was used for rendering with the 'gem' layout.
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