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The taxonomic name resolution service: an online tool for automated standardization of plant names

Brad Boyle12*, Nicole Hopkins23, Zhenyuan Lu24, Juan Antonio Raygoza Garay23, Dmitry Mozzherin5, Tony Rees6, Naim Matasci123, Martha L Narro23, William H Piel7, Sheldon J Mckay234, Sonya Lowry23, Chris Freeland8, Robert K Peet9 and Brian J Enquist110

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona Tucson, P.O. Box 210088, Tucson, AZ, 85721, USA

2 The iPlant Collaborative, Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building, 1657 East Helen Street, Tucson, AZ, 85721, USA

3 BIO5 Institute, 1657 East Helen Street, PO Box 210240, Tucson, AZ, 85721-0240, USA

4 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1 Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 11724-2202, USA

5 7 MBL street, Center for Library and Informatics, Marine Biological Laboratory, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA, 02543, USA

6 Divisional Data Centre, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, GPO Box 1538, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001, Australia

7 Yale-NUS College, 6 College Avenue East, Singapore, 138614, Singapore

8 Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd. |, St. Louis, MO, 63110, USA

9 Department of Biology, CB 3280, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-3280, USA

10 The Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, NM, 87501, USA

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BMC Bioinformatics 2013, 14:16  doi:10.1186/1471-2105-14-16

Published: 16 January 2013

Additional files

Additional file 1:

Example R script which uses the TNRS API to correct names on a phylogeny.

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Additional file 2:

Taxonomic names used to compare performance of TNRS, Plantminer and GNResolver.

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Additional file 3:

List of submitted names, expected targets, and descriptions of errors for names which failed matching by one or more name resolution applications.

Format: XLSX Size: 54KB Download file

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