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15.01.2016 Pat's Blog: [QIIME] make the SILVA references alignment the prepackaged default instead.

Nice blog of Pat Schloss comparing Mothur and QIIME. For sure we like this sentence: "[...] the greengenes alignment looks like the person was somewhat drunk at the time while the SILVA alignment looks like it was done by Germans."


20.12.2015 Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

The SILVA Team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Many thanks for all your feedback and cooperation to help us improving SILVA and SILVAngs. Looking forward to see you again in 2016.


17.12.2015 SILVAngs 1.4 released

New features: 1. ORCiD authentication, 2. GZip support, 3. Dynamic Fingerprints and 4. Account deletion. Click on the header to learn more...[more]


05.12.2015 Successful ARB/SILVA/BacDive training in Bremen

Many thanks to 12 fantastic international participants who made this week a memorable experience. [more]


07.11.2015 2nd de.NBI Quaterly Newsletter

The second edition of the de.NBI Quarterly Newsletter provides you the essentials on the recent and future development of the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure – de.NBI.[more]


15.10.2015 ARB/SILVA(+BacDive) Training - Dec 1-4, 2015 in Bremen, Germany

Registration open until Oct 23, 2015. Follow the link above for detailed information and registration. The four-day course is an event of the Database Node of the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI) and operated by Ribocon in collaboration with MPI Bremen and the DSMZ. [more]


22.09.2015 Several tax files updated

The following files have been updated since they contained errors:

  • taxmap_slv_ncbi_123.txt (missing last character at the end of the organism name)
  • tax_slv_ssu_123.txt (3 paths were missing)
  • tax_slv_ssu_123.map (3 paths were missing)
  • tax_slv_ssu_123.tree (3 leafs were missing)
  • tax_slv_ssu_123.acc_taxid (137 missing IDs due to missing paths)
The missing paths/leafs:

16.09.2015 The "All Species Living Tree" version 123 released

The new version of the "All Species Living Tree" based on SILVA release 123 has been released.


29.08.2015 1st de.NBI Quaterly Newsletter

This is to welcome you all to the first edition of the de.NBI Quarterly Newsletter, which is intended to be published regularly every three months. The content of this newsletter highlights the actual and future development of de.NBI.[more]


23.07.2015 SILVA 123 released

Done: SILVA 123 is released. Highlights: Improved taxonomy, especially for the Eukaryotes and for LSU Ref. All sequences in SILVA are classified. Exports for Megan. SSU Seed cleanup. SSU Ref and LTP can be selected in all tools on the webpage and much more...


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