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22.02.2011 Sneak preview on SILVA release 106

Exponential growth can be fascinating: Lots of new sequences - over 2 million SSUs and LSUs now! Release of SILVA 106 is expected for mid March 2011.

12.02.2011 New SSU Ref NR 104 released!

We have updated the non-redundant (NR) version of the SILVA SSU Ref dataset based on the SILVA 104 release. It still contains "only" 290,603 sequence entries including the HSM project ...

01.02.2011 MIENS standard renamed to MIMARKS

The contextual (meta)data standard MIENS, issued by the Genomic Standards Consortium, has been renamed to MIMARKS (Minimum Information about a MARKer gene Sequence). The new name was created to better reflect the purpose of the standard.

01.02.2011 ARB memory requirements for SILVA datasets updated

Please check our updated ARB/SILVA memory requirements table to get an idea which dataset can be handled by your computer.[more]

28.12.2010 Scheduled Downtime on Dec 29th

On December 29th between 9AM and 1PM (CET / GMT +1) custom download and alignment services will be down. Our IT department will be using the quiet times to upgrade our firewall. In the process, the connection between the SILVA web server and our cluster will be severed. Jobs submitted or running during the maintenance window will be queued and should be processed once the firewall comes up. If you job doesn't come through, kindly resubmit it after 2 PM. The SILVA team[more]

23.12.2010 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Many thanks to all SILVA users for their contributions, greetings and criticism. We wish you all a nice and productive 2011. The SILVA-Team

16.11.2010 Marker Gene Standard released

After two years of discussion, with more than 90 experts, the first version of the contextual (meta)data standard MIENS (Minimum Information about an ENvironmental Sequence) has been released. Please have a look and vote for it.

15.10.2010 SILVA 104 released

Finally released! Now over 1.6 MILLION aligned SSU & LSU sequences!

29.09.2010 Problems with SILVA mail-server solved

If you have tried to contact us by email in the last days, possibly you have received an error message. The problems are now solved and we are open again for your comments and questions. Sorry for any inconvenience!

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