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History and impact of RDP: a legacy from Carl Woese to microbiology.

Cole JR, Tiedje JM - RNA Biol (2014)

Bottom Line: The Ribosomal Database Project (RDP) grew out of Carl Woese's vision of how rRNA comparative methods could transform biology.First at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and later at Michigan State University's Center for Microbial Ecology, the project has grown from a few hundred to several million rRNA gene sequences.In the years since Woese started the RDP, publications describing the database and related tools have been cited over 11,000 times in journals spanning a wide range of disciplines, while the RDP website is accessed by 10,000 researchers in over 20,000 analysis sessions each month.

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Affiliation: Center for Microbial Ecology; Michigan State University; East Lansing, MI USA.

ABSTRACT
The Ribosomal Database Project (RDP) grew out of Carl Woese's vision of how rRNA comparative methods could transform biology. First at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and later at Michigan State University's Center for Microbial Ecology, the project has grown from a few hundred to several million rRNA gene sequences. In the years since Woese started the RDP, publications describing the database and related tools have been cited over 11,000 times in journals spanning a wide range of disciplines, while the RDP website is accessed by 10,000 researchers in over 20,000 analysis sessions each month. This article describes the history of RDP's development over the last two decades.

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Figure 3. The broad use of RDP is shown by responses to a 2007 user survey of their field of microbiology.
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Figure 3: Figure 3. The broad use of RDP is shown by responses to a 2007 user survey of their field of microbiology.

Mentions: The number of sequences maintained by RDP has increased over 6000-fold since Carl Woese first released RDP 1 in 1992 (Fig. 2), while the RDP website now hosts over 22 000 analysis sessions by more than 10 000 researchers each month. In 2007, we polled our users as to their field of research (Fig. 3). Since the first published article describing the RDP in 1991,17 16 additional articles have been published describing RDP. These articles have been cited over 11 000 times in journals covering many areas of research such as phylogeny, bioinformatics, dairy science, environmental microbiology, fermentation, bioengineering, gastroenterology, veterinary medicine, and AIDS to name just a few (Fig. 4).


History and impact of RDP: a legacy from Carl Woese to microbiology.

Cole JR, Tiedje JM - RNA Biol (2014)

Figure 3. The broad use of RDP is shown by responses to a 2007 user survey of their field of microbiology.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 3: Figure 3. The broad use of RDP is shown by responses to a 2007 user survey of their field of microbiology.
Mentions: The number of sequences maintained by RDP has increased over 6000-fold since Carl Woese first released RDP 1 in 1992 (Fig. 2), while the RDP website now hosts over 22 000 analysis sessions by more than 10 000 researchers each month. In 2007, we polled our users as to their field of research (Fig. 3). Since the first published article describing the RDP in 1991,17 16 additional articles have been published describing RDP. These articles have been cited over 11 000 times in journals covering many areas of research such as phylogeny, bioinformatics, dairy science, environmental microbiology, fermentation, bioengineering, gastroenterology, veterinary medicine, and AIDS to name just a few (Fig. 4).

Bottom Line: The Ribosomal Database Project (RDP) grew out of Carl Woese's vision of how rRNA comparative methods could transform biology.First at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and later at Michigan State University's Center for Microbial Ecology, the project has grown from a few hundred to several million rRNA gene sequences.In the years since Woese started the RDP, publications describing the database and related tools have been cited over 11,000 times in journals spanning a wide range of disciplines, while the RDP website is accessed by 10,000 researchers in over 20,000 analysis sessions each month.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Center for Microbial Ecology; Michigan State University; East Lansing, MI USA.

ABSTRACT
The Ribosomal Database Project (RDP) grew out of Carl Woese's vision of how rRNA comparative methods could transform biology. First at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and later at Michigan State University's Center for Microbial Ecology, the project has grown from a few hundred to several million rRNA gene sequences. In the years since Woese started the RDP, publications describing the database and related tools have been cited over 11,000 times in journals spanning a wide range of disciplines, while the RDP website is accessed by 10,000 researchers in over 20,000 analysis sessions each month. This article describes the history of RDP's development over the last two decades.

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Related in: MedlinePlus