TIEDJE SYMPOSIUM: A Success!
A day of reunion and celebration, Saturday, October 29, 2011, in honor of Jim Tiedje (not a retirement!). A day full of talks and posters from former and present Tiedje lab personnel followed by a reception and dinner at the Kellogg Center. Check the agenda at http://tiedjesymposium.mmg.msu.edu
AMAZING! We now have three distinguished faculty members who have been elected to the prestigious National
Academy of Sciences! Congratulations to newest academy member, Dr. Richard Lenski (see article, May 2006),
as he joins two other CME faculty members, Dr. James M. Tiedje
and Dr. Michael F. Thomashow who were elected in 2003. (see
article, May 2003)
The MSU Center for Microbial Ecology is pleased to announce the release of our CMEIAS Color Segmentation Version 1.0 Software. This stand-alone program is an improved computing technology designed to alleviate the laborious task of segmenting foreground pixels from background in complex color and grayscale images of environmental samples. These image editing steps are required before object analysis and classification.
And check our newest version of the Center
for Microbial Ecology Image Analysis System (CMEIAS software), designed
to strengthen microscopy-based approaches for understanding microbial
ecology. To learn more about CMEIAS and download its free program files
and operator manuals, go to http://cme.msu.edu/cmeias/
Ribosomal Database Project II - NEW RDP Release 10. Release 10, Update 31 (07 Dec 2012) contains 2,639,157 aligned and annotated Bacterial and Archaeal small-subunit rRNA sequences, with additions made monthly. Announcing the RDP Fungal LSU Classifier (large subunit rRNA gene): The hierarchy model used by RDP Classifier has been updated to training set No. 9 with minor rearrangements. The updates include adding new class Negativicutes, order Selenomonadales and family Acidaminococcaceae to phylum Firmicutes, moving family Veillonellaceae to order Selenomonadales. RDP Classifier software package has been updated to version 2.5. Starting from this release, RDP switches to use Uchime with a reference database to detect chimeras. See more rearrangement details at http://rdp.cme.msu.edu/misc/rel10info.jsp#taxonomy. Our thanks to Cheryl Kuske and colleagues for providing the hierarchy model and training set. RDP SOAP web services for Seqmatch and Classifier are available. Instructors: try our new "Assisgnment Generator" for your class. RDP 10 introduces an updated alignment strategy as well as a new Archaeal alignment. Explore our beta version of the new Taxomatic visualization tool. Find sequences from completed genomes by searching with the GenBank Project ID and view sequences from the Whole Genome Project with our new Genome Viewer. http://rdp.cme.msu.edu
Check out the new tools in our Functional Gene Pipeline.
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