BacDive - The Bacterial Diversity Metadatabase
BacDive focuses providing organism-linked information covering the multifarious aspects of bacterial biodiversity. It has been launched in April 2012. By now the BacDive portal offers information on taxonomic classification, morphology, physiology, cultivation, origin and natural habitat for more than 50,000 bacterial and archeal strains.
The aim is to strongly enhance the available content in order to provide a comprehensive basis for novel types of biodiversity analyses such as visualising distribution patterns, enabling omics-based comparisons with physiological data, the conformity of degradation or synthesis of natural products.