SILVA

Welcome to the SILVA rRNA database project

A comprehensive on-line resource for quality checked and aligned ribosomal RNA sequence data.

SILVA provides comprehensive, quality checked and regularly updated datasets of aligned small (16S/18S, SSU) and large subunit (23S/28S, LSU) ribosomal RNA (rRNA) sequences for all three domains of life (Bacteria, Archaea and Eukarya).

SILVA are the official databases of the software package ARB.

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SILVAngs

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SILVA Tree Viewer

The SILVA Tree Viewer is a web application to browse and query the SILVA guide trees.

A technical preview is available at Opens external link in new windowwww.arb-silva.de/treeviewer

ARB

The software package ARB represents a graphically-oriented, fully-integrated package of cooperating software tools for handling and analysis of sequence information.

The ARB project has been started more than 15 years ago by Wolfgang Ludwig at the Technical University in Munich, Germany, see Opens external link in new windowwww.arb-home.de.

UniEuk

SILVA is a member of the Opens external link in new windowUniEuk project, a community-based project to achieve a universal taxonomic framework for Eukaryotes, focused primarily on protists. UniEuk is integrating information from relevant genetic markers and classical morphology-based data, validated by a comprehensive network of taxonomy experts.

Citations

Quast C, Pruesse E, Yilmaz P, Gerken J, Schweer T, Yarza P, Peplies J, Glöckner FO (2013) The SILVA ribosomal RNA gene database project: improved data processing and web-based tools. Opens external link in new windowNucl. Acids Res. 41 (D1): D590-D596.

For the taxonomic framework:

Yilmaz P, Parfrey LW, Yarza P, Gerken J, Pruesse E, Quast C, Schweer T, Peplies J, Ludwig W, Glöckner FO (2014) The SILVA and "All-species Living Tree Project (LTP)" taxonomic frameworks. Opens external link in new windowNucl. Acids Res. 42:D643-D648

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SILVA Terms of Use/License Information

SILVA follows a dual licensing model. In short, browsing the content of the SILVA webportal (including results of the data analysis services) and deploying this information is free for all users. Any downloads provided are free for ACADEMIC users. Redistribution of these downloads or their derivates requires a reference to the official SILVA license terms. NON-ACADEMIC users need to acquire a SILVA Commercial License for utilisation of any downloads provided. For the full text and how to acquire a commercial license, please refer to the Opens internal link in current windowSILVA Terms of Use/License Information

Partners

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News

26.05.2017

Call for action for global coalition to sustain core data resources

Core data resources for the life sciences should be supported through a coordinated international effort(s) that better ensure long-term sustainability and that appropriately align funding with scientific impact.


27.02.2017

The 7th de.NBI Quaterly Newsletter published

The Quarterly Newsletter Edition March 2017 contains information on two meetings, the 2nd Scientific Advisory Board Meeting and the de.NBI Plenary Meeting both organized last year in Berlin. Furthermore, the newsletter deals with series of interesting topics like interactions with ELIXIR, establishment of the de.NBI cloud and organization of two de.NBI summer schools in 2017. It also contains information on events like the Midterm Review and the de.NBI Symposium.


23.02.2017

The "All Species Living Tree" version 128 released

The new version of the "All Species Living Tree" based on SILVA release 123 for LSU and 128 for SSU has been released.


06.02.2017

QIIME files for SILVA release 128 have arrived

Many thanks to Tony Walkers for providing us with the QIIME 128 release files.


User satisfaction survey

SILVA is now part of the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure de.NBI

To evaluate and improve our quality of service we need your feedback. Please help us by participating in this short Opens external link in new windowsurvey.

SILVA SSU / LSU 128 - full release

      SSU Parc SSU Ref SSU Ref NR 99 LSU Parc LSU Ref
Minimal length     300 1200/900 1200/900 300 1900
Quality filtering     basic strong strong basic strong
Guide Tree     no no yes no yes
Release date     28.09.16 28.09.16 28.09.16 28.09.16 28.09.16
Aligned rRNA sequences     5,616,941 1,922,213 645,151 735,238 154,297

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