This area is a work-in-progress product of the SCOR WG157 (MetaZooGene) working group.
The content below is still under development and will change periodically over the next two years (2020-2022).
General background information will eventually be added to this page, and there is also a page describing the MZGdb data format. As, this database contains unpublished sequences, please only share this link only with people working on the review paper or MZGdb project.|
A webpage summarizing MZGdb Methods and Known Issues is now available.
If you find a problem, please tell Todd so he can fix it.
This update is now using the MZGdb v2.0 data format.
The reduction in sequences and species is because of continued removal of non-marine / non-holoplankton species and groups.
The reduction in sequences and species is because gastropoda (except heteropoda/pteropoda) and anthozoa-cnidaria have been removed. This is still using the "MZGdb Version 1.1" format.
NOTE: A "species-ID-token" is a somewhat-unique identifer for each sequence observation. It may be an actual species (e.g., Calanus finmarchicus) or a temporary species identifier (e.g., "Calanus sp. X1234 from cruise A88").