Submitted to: Home Page
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 23, 1997
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The ARS Bacterial Culture Collection search home page provides the first public access, user searchable catalog for this internationally recognized collection of microbial germplasm through the medium of the World Wide Web. The user community is provided with a simple interface for searching the publicly available holdings of the collection by strain name (genus, species and subspecific name), the NRRL accession number, the accession number in other major culture collections, and by a specific application or product produced by the strain desired. This forms-based user interface to the database is simple to use and is supported by the Internet browsers currently in use. The use of the World Wide Web is an extremely cost effective means of providing this information to the public and updates to the catalog can be made in a timely manner as new strains are made available.