Open call for development of a short list of habitat terms: Habitat-Lite

Further information:

The GSC is interested in the description of ‘sample’ including the habitat. We are therefore exploring the creation of a limited list of terms for describing habitat.

Increasingly, short lists of habitat terms are being used to annotate databases and undertake a variety of analyses. These lists are continuously being developed a new because there is not yet a central place to put and compare lists.

We are:

1. collecting habitat lists in use within the GSC community
2. determining the overlaps in these lists
3. assessing whether it it feasible to ‘merge’ (unify) these lists into a single, short list, that might be widely adopted for its broad scope and suitable coverage of a wide range of samples (genomes, metagenomes, 16S, etc).

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