SILVA ribosomal RNA database

SILVA is a ribosomal RNA database[1][2][3] established in collaboration between the Microbial Genomics Group at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany, the Department of Microbiology at the Technical University Munich, and Ribocon.[4][5]

Release 117 of the database (January 2014) held more than 4,000,000 small subunit (SSU - 16S/18S) and 400,000 large subunit (LSU - 23S/28S) sequences.[6] Sequences are provided as files for the ARB software environment.[4]

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  1. Christian Quast, Elmar Pruesse, Pelin Yilmaz, Jan Gerken, Timmy Schweer, Pablo Yarza, Jörg Peplies, Frank Oliver Glöckner (2013). The SILVA ribosomal RNA gene database project: improved data processing and web-based tools. Nucleic Acids Research 41 (D1): D590-D596. doi:10.1093/nar/gks1219
  2. Pelin Yilmaz, Laura Wegener Parfrey, Pablo Yarza, Jan Gerken, Elmar Pruesse, Christian Quast, Timmy Schweer, Jörg Peplies, Wolfgang Ludwig, Frank Oliver Glöckner (2014).The SILVA and “All-species Living Tree Project (LTP)” taxonomic frameworks. Nucleic Acids Research 42 (D1): D643-D648. doi:10.1093/nar/gkt1209
  3. Elmar Pruesse, Christian Quast, Katrin Knittel, Bernhard M. Fuchs, Wolfgang Ludwig, Jörg Peplies, Frank Oliver Glöckner (2007). SILVA: a comprehensive online resource for quality checked and aligned ribosomal RNA sequence data compatible with ARB. Nucleic Acids Research 35 (21): 7188-7196. doi:10.1093/nar/gkm864
  4. Silva. Ribocon GmbH. Accessed November 2016.
  5. Environmental Bioinformatics. Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics Group, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology. Accessed November 2016.
  6. Marc P. Hoeppner, Lars E. Barquist, Paul P. Gardner (2014). An Introduction to RNA Databases. Methods in Molecular Biology 1097: 107–123. doi:10.1007/978-1-62703-709-9_6.
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