Supporting Taxonomic Names in Cell and Molecular Biology Databases


Groups of organisms require labels or names to refer to them; however, the idea of a single static name index, although tempting for its simplicity, is both impractical and unadvisable as a basis for referring to organisms for which data has been collected and stored for analyses and sharing. The relevant issues are described and some of the challenges facing database researchers are discussed.

DOI: 10.1089/153623103322006508

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@article{Kennedy2003SupportingTN, title={Supporting Taxonomic Names in Cell and Molecular Biology Databases}, author={Jessie B. Kennedy}, journal={Omics : a journal of integrative biology}, year={2003}, volume={7 1}, pages={13-6} }