Annotating public fungal ITS sequences from the built environment according to the MIxS-Built Environment standard – a report from a May 23-24, 2016 workshop (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

Recent molecular studies have identified substantial fungal diversity in indoor environments. Fungi and fungal particles have been linked to a range of potentially unwanted effects in the built environment, including asthma, decay of building materials, and food spoilage. The study of the built mycobiome is hampered by a number of constraints, one of which is the poor state of the metadata annotation of fungal DNA sequences from the built environment in public databases. In order to enable precise interrogation of such data – for example, “retrieve all fungal sequences recovered from bathrooms” – a workshop was organized at the University of Gothenburg (May 23-24, 2016) to annotate public fungal barcode (ITS) sequences according to the MIxS-Built Environment annotation standard (http://gensc.org/mixs/). The 36 participants assembled a total of 45,488 data points from the published literature, including the addition of 8,430 instances of countries of collection from a total of 83 countries, 5,801 instances of building types, and 3,876 instances of surface-air contaminants. The results were implemented in the UNITE database for molecular identification of fungi (http://unite.ut.ee) and were shared with other online resources. Data obtained from human/animal pathogenic fungi will furthermore be verified on culture based metadata for subsequent inclusion in the ISHAM-ITS database (http://its.mycologylab.org).

Mycobiome

Annotation

Built environment

ITS

Indoor fungi

Författare

Kessy Abarenkov

Tartu Ülikool

Rachel I. Adams

University of California

Irinyi Laszlo

Westmead Hospital

The University of Sydney

Westmead Institute for Medical Research

Ahto Agan

Estonian Institute of Ecology

Elia Ambrosio

Tartu Ülikool

Estonian Institute of Ecology

Alexandre Antonelli

Göteborgs universitet

Mohammad Bahram

Estonian Institute of Ecology

Evolutionary Biology Centre

Johan Bengtsson-Palme

Göteborgs universitet

Gunilla Bok

SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut

Patrik Cangren

Göteborgs universitet

Victor R. M. Coimbra

Göteborgs universitet

Claudia Coleine

Universita degli Studi della Tuscia Viterbo

Claes G. R. Gustafsson

Göteborgs universitet

Jinhong He

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Tobias Hofmann

Göteborgs universitet

Erik Kristiansson

Göteborgs universitet

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper, matematisk statistik

Ellen Larsson

Göteborgs universitet

Tomas Larsson

Göteborgs universitet

Yingkui Liu

Göteborgs universitet

Svante Martinsson

Göteborgs universitet

Wieland Meyer

The University of Sydney

Westmead Hospital

Westmead Institute for Medical Research

Marina Panova

Göteborgs universitet

Nuttapon Pombubpa

University of California

Camila Ritter

Göteborgs universitet

Martin Ryberg

Evolutionary Biology Centre

Sten Svantesson

Göteborgs universitet

Ruud Scharn

Göteborgs universitet

Ola Svensson

Göteborgs universitet

Mats H. Töpel

Göteborgs universitet

Martin Unterseher

Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald

Cobus Visagie

University of Ottawa, Canada

Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada

Christian Wurzbacher

Göteborgs universitet

Andy F.S. Taylor

The James Hutton Institute

University of Aberdeen

Urmas Kõljalg

Tartu Ülikool

Estonian Institute of Ecology

Lynn Schriml

University of Maryland, Baltimore

R. Henrik Nilsson

Göteborgs universitet

MycoKeys

1314-4057 (ISSN) 1314-4049 (eISSN)

Vol. 16 1-15

Ämneskategorier

Evolutionsbiologi

Botanik

Biologisk systematik

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Systemvetenskap

Mikrobiologi inom det medicinska området

Bioinformatik och systembiologi

Miljömedicin och yrkesmedicin

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DOI

10.3897/mycokeys.16.10000