Looking for environment data
dionjwDIESPAM at clear.net.nz
Tue Apr 2 06:59:03 EST 2002
I am doing research into horizontal gene transfer in bacteria. Basically, I
need data on the habitats of all the microbes that have been sequenced so
far (about 69). This might sound trivial, but I have been having a lot of
difficulty finding good, meaningful information. I mean, there are a
thousand and one databases on genomes, but finding out *where* these
bacteria come from, that is another story.
Are there any databases that list the habitats microbes?
Are there any books that have this information? My searches have proven
surprisingly fruitless, even across multiple textbooks. I really need to
know all the locations they have been isolated.
For example, E. coli has been isloated in the digestive tract of humans,
pigs, etc, and is found in low concentration in some rivers.
If anybody has ANY tips, or directions, I will appreciate that a lot.
Thanks in advance,
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