Release of new version of DNA reference database for diatoms

As ecological research and biomonitoring increasingly explore and measure diatom diversity using molecular methods, it is becoming more and more crucial to ‘curate’ the sequence data in publicly available databases (such as GenBank and BOLD) to create a reliable reference database that can be used to identify High Throughput Sequencing DNA reads. This is because […]

Webinar: Directional selection observed in diatom lake records

Topic: Directional selection observed in diatom lake records from western North America Speaker: Jeffery Stone (Indiana State University) Time: June 9, 2020 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Description: Directional selection is a form of evolutionary change in which an extreme feature of a population is favored and, over time, the population changes to […]

Webinar: Diatom DNA

Using diatom DNA in environmental assessments: techniques and timeline to operation

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PhycoBank is the registration system for nomenclatural acts (new names, new combinations and types) of algae

26th International Diatom Symposium

The biannual symposium serves as an important forum for presenting and discussing all aspects of diatom research.

Introducing the new ISDR logo

The winning design for the new ISDR logo was submitted by Lina Anh Van.