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A tropical marine microbial natural products geobibliography as an example of desktop exploration of current research using web visualisation tools.

Mukherjee J, Llewellyn LE, Evans-Illidge EA - Mar Drugs (2008)

Bottom Line: Global visualisation of datasets is now becoming available to the world through powerful and readily available software such as Worldwind, ArcGIS Explorer and Google Earth.Here we demonstrate the value of this approach to marine microbial biodiscovery by developing a geobibliography that incorporates citations on tropical and near-tropical marine microbial natural products research with Google Earth and additional ancillary global data sets.The tools and software used are all readily available and the reader is able to use and install the material described in this article.

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Affiliation: School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032, India. joydeep_envstu@school.jdvu.ac.in

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Microbial marine biodiscovery is a recent scientific endeavour developing at a time when information and other technologies are also undergoing great technical strides. Global visualisation of datasets is now becoming available to the world through powerful and readily available software such as Worldwind, ArcGIS Explorer and Google Earth. Overlaying custom information upon these tools is within the hands of every scientist and more and more scientific organisations are making data available that can also be integrated into these global visualisation tools. The integrated global view that these tools enable provides a powerful desktop exploration tool. Here we demonstrate the value of this approach to marine microbial biodiscovery by developing a geobibliography that incorporates citations on tropical and near-tropical marine microbial natural products research with Google Earth and additional ancillary global data sets. The tools and software used are all readily available and the reader is able to use and install the material described in this article.

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Images showing the basic features of the geobibliography. Panels A and B respectively show the Caribbean and part of the Asia-Pacific region. Panel C shows what the reader will see when they click on a placemark with the reference for the paper being shown as well as links to Pubchem and the publisher’s website for the reference in question.
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f1-md-06-00550: Images showing the basic features of the geobibliography. Panels A and B respectively show the Caribbean and part of the Asia-Pacific region. Panel C shows what the reader will see when they click on a placemark with the reference for the paper being shown as well as links to Pubchem and the publisher’s website for the reference in question.

Mentions: Figure 1 shows a selection of example fields that illustrate the basic features of the geobibliography in Google Earth™, including an example citation record displayed by clicking the mouse on a placemark. The information box containing the citation record includes hyperlinks to the citation publisher’s web-site, from where the article may be accessed (pending on electronic subscriptions being in place). In some cases, as in the example in Figure 1 panel C, where the structure of the described compound (or a close chemical relative) can be found in Pubchem, a hyperlink to the Pubchem record is provided. Where more than one citation is co-located and their icons overlay each other, the cursor icon will change to a four-headed arrow indicating the presence of more than one icon. Clicking on the arrow will explode the collocated icons and allow selection of the individual icons.


A tropical marine microbial natural products geobibliography as an example of desktop exploration of current research using web visualisation tools.

Mukherjee J, Llewellyn LE, Evans-Illidge EA - Mar Drugs (2008)

Images showing the basic features of the geobibliography. Panels A and B respectively show the Caribbean and part of the Asia-Pacific region. Panel C shows what the reader will see when they click on a placemark with the reference for the paper being shown as well as links to Pubchem and the publisher’s website for the reference in question.
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f1-md-06-00550: Images showing the basic features of the geobibliography. Panels A and B respectively show the Caribbean and part of the Asia-Pacific region. Panel C shows what the reader will see when they click on a placemark with the reference for the paper being shown as well as links to Pubchem and the publisher’s website for the reference in question.
Mentions: Figure 1 shows a selection of example fields that illustrate the basic features of the geobibliography in Google Earth™, including an example citation record displayed by clicking the mouse on a placemark. The information box containing the citation record includes hyperlinks to the citation publisher’s web-site, from where the article may be accessed (pending on electronic subscriptions being in place). In some cases, as in the example in Figure 1 panel C, where the structure of the described compound (or a close chemical relative) can be found in Pubchem, a hyperlink to the Pubchem record is provided. Where more than one citation is co-located and their icons overlay each other, the cursor icon will change to a four-headed arrow indicating the presence of more than one icon. Clicking on the arrow will explode the collocated icons and allow selection of the individual icons.

Bottom Line: Global visualisation of datasets is now becoming available to the world through powerful and readily available software such as Worldwind, ArcGIS Explorer and Google Earth.Here we demonstrate the value of this approach to marine microbial biodiscovery by developing a geobibliography that incorporates citations on tropical and near-tropical marine microbial natural products research with Google Earth and additional ancillary global data sets.The tools and software used are all readily available and the reader is able to use and install the material described in this article.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032, India. joydeep_envstu@school.jdvu.ac.in

ABSTRACT
Microbial marine biodiscovery is a recent scientific endeavour developing at a time when information and other technologies are also undergoing great technical strides. Global visualisation of datasets is now becoming available to the world through powerful and readily available software such as Worldwind, ArcGIS Explorer and Google Earth. Overlaying custom information upon these tools is within the hands of every scientist and more and more scientific organisations are making data available that can also be integrated into these global visualisation tools. The integrated global view that these tools enable provides a powerful desktop exploration tool. Here we demonstrate the value of this approach to marine microbial biodiscovery by developing a geobibliography that incorporates citations on tropical and near-tropical marine microbial natural products research with Google Earth and additional ancillary global data sets. The tools and software used are all readily available and the reader is able to use and install the material described in this article.

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Related in: MedlinePlus