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02.10.2009 The updated Living 'All-Species Tree' dataset is now available

Based on SILVA release 100, 750 new typestrains have been manually curated and added to the dataset.


17.09.2009 Search SILVA with Geographic-BLAST

Search the SILVA databases with the Geographic-BLAST server, provided by megx.net. GeoBLAST allows sequence based searches and visualisation of georeferenced rRNA entries on a worldmap.


04.09.2009 New ARB version released

The new ARB version 5.0 has now been released. This is a major step forward and we strongly recommend that you upgrade your systems. The 64 bit version can now even handle large datasets like the SILVA SSUParc database.


03.09.2009 Metagenomics vs. Moore's law

Metagenomics sprang from advances in sequencing technology, and continued improvements are providing data in quantities unimaginable a few years ago. But without concerted efforts, the amount of data will quickly outpace the ability of scientists to analyze it.


18.08.2009 Search SILVA with Ontogrator

A test version of Ontogrator automated text annotation and browser service is now available for the SILVA SSU and LSU Parc datasets. The service can be used to browse rRNA sequences in a habitat context.


05.08.2009 SILVA 100 released

Over 1.2 MILLION aligned SSU & LSU sequences!


25.07.2009 Preview: SILVA release 100

SILVA release 100 is now scheduled for beginning of August 2009. Click on more to get the statistics.


07.07.2009 Webpage improved

Solved the 'pop up' issue, revised 'search' fields, fixed some bugs to enhance performance and stability.
Now working on EMBL/SILVA release 100![more]


13.06.2009 EMBL/SILVA release 99 skipped

Our next release will be EMBL/SILVA 100, expected for July/August.[more]


09.06.2009 Next regular ARB/SILVA workshop already in August 2009!

Announcement of the the next regular ARB/SILVA workshop on short notice! It will be held August 18 - 21, 2009 in Bremen, Germany.[more]


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