Biodiversity Informatics

    Biodiversity Informatics is the application of informatics techniques to biodiversity information for improved management, presentation, discovery, exploration and analysis. It typically builds on a foundation of taxonomic, biogeographic, or ecological information stored in digital form, which, with the application of modern computer techniques, can yield new ways to view and analyse existing information, as well as predictive models for information that does not yet exist (see niche modelling).
    Biodiversity informatics is a relatively young discipline (the term was coined in or around 1992) but has hundreds of practitioners worldwide, including the numerous individuals involved with the design and construction of taxonomic databases. The term "Biodiversity Informatics" is generally used in the broad sense to apply to computerized handling of any biodiversity information; the somewhat broader term "bioinformatics" is often used synonymously with the computerized handling of data in the specialized area of molecular biology.
  • Compiled macro and molecular data and developed SPICE GENES database
  • Phylogenetic study in Garcinia species using ISSR profiles
  • Discriminated red-listed and unexplored ethnomedicinal species of Myristicaceae restricted to humid tropics of India using 18S rDNA gene
  • Species tree and evolutionary tree estimation of sequenced Phytophthora isolates and other clade II species
  • Nematode phylogenetics and ITS analysis
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