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Ocean Genome Legacy
Title: Ocean Genome Legacy
Title abbreviated: OGL
Title alternative: Ocean Genome Legacy ...exploring, preserving and protecting the genetic diversity of the world's oceans
Creator: Ocean Genome Legacy <Ipswich, MA>
Publisher: New England Biolabs
Abstract: The Ocean is our planet's most influential but least understood ecosystem --a complex web of interacting species upon which all life depends for food, climate; even the air we breathe. To protect this vital natural resource from the threats of global warming, habitat destruction, over-fishing and pollution, we will need a much better understanding of the diversity of marine life. The Genome is the sum of all DNA within a living cell or organism. It is the blueprint upon which a species is built and a record of its physiology, ecology, history, and evolution. Such genomic information is not only invaluable for protecting species from extinction but can also help to cure disease and improve the sustainability of global food and energy supplies. The Legacy that we leave to future generations depends on the decisions that we make today to preserve, protect and explore the threatened diversity of the Earth's greatest ecosystems.Ocean Genome Legacy is a non-profit marine research institute and genome bank dedicated to exploring and preserving the threatened biological diversity of the sea. The purpose of our collection is to provide secure storage and broad public access to genomic materials, to create a forum for sharing samples, data and ideas, and to serve as a catalyst for research that can help to protect marine ecosystems and improve the human condition. [Information of the supplier]
Subject: DNA (Desoxyribonucleic acid) (572.86);
Marine biology (578.77)
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Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website
Resource type: Other institutions / organisations
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2012-09-10
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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