GEN Exclusives

More »

Best of the Web

More »
Aug 01, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 14)

  • Extensive information
  • Attitude
Cortbase is a nomenclatural database of fungi with systematics sort of thrown into the mix. Based on a publication in, Cortbase is probably something only a mycologist would love. On the opening page, visitors have search options to ’Check a Name,’ or get ’Data on a Species.’ In addition, they can retrieve names by author from the bibliographic database or find species by partial name. Options for listing all the genera of the database or other miscellaneous choices are also available. The database, which is in MS-DOS format, can be downloaded from the site. Clicking on a genus name brought up, more often than not, a description of rejected species in that genera that seemed like someone on a rant. I'll defer to others to interpret what that means.
  • Key:
  • Strong Points
  • Weak Points
  • Ratings:
  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Good

*The opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and should not be construed as reflecting the viewpoints of the publisher, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., the publishing house, or employees and affiliates thereof.


GEN Jobs powered by connects you directly to employers in pharma, biotech, and the life sciences. View 40 to 50 fresh job postings daily or search for employment opportunities including those in R&D, clinical research, QA/QC, biomanufacturing, and regulatory affairs.
More »

Be sure to take the GEN Poll

Disclosing Clinical Trial Data

Do you believe that conducting performance audits for new drugs will incentivize pharma firms to become more transparent?

More »