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ActinoBase was created by the community and for the community to share knowledge and resources pertaining to the study of filamentous actinomycete bacteria such as <em>Streptomyces</em> species.
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ActinoBase was conceived at the 2019 Microbiology Society meeting in Belfast and then created by <em>Streptomyces</em> researchers as an online companion to the Practical Streptomyces Genetics book published by the John Innes Centre in 2000. This book is commonly referred to as the <em>Streptomyces</em> bible and is still a valuable reference to have intbhe lab if you can get hold of copy. However, it was written at a time when next generation sequencing wasn't generally available to researchers for techniques such as ChIP- and RNA-seq and before the age of precise genome editing using tools such as CRISPR/Cas9. By creating a wiki that can be edited and updated by the community we can all share up to date protocols, recipes and know-hoe for working with these complex and important bacteria.  
 
 
ActinoBase provides media recipes, experimental protocols, plasmid maps and links to other useful resources. It will be curated by the <em>Streptomyces</em> scientific community to ensure it is accurate and up to date. We hope ActinoBase will not only mediate the sharing of scientific resources amongst the existing <em>Streptomyces</em> community, but make accessible invaluable resources for those who want to study the biology of these microorganisms. <em>Streptomyces</em> bacteria have the potential to contribute solutions to global issues such as antibiotic resistance and food security through their prolific production of antibiotics and their beneficial relationships with plant roots. This makes <em>Streptomyces</em> biology an important system to study as we seek to address these issues.  
 
  
 
Follow us on twitter [https://twitter.com/ActinoBase @ActinoBase] or join the discussion via [https://twitter.com/hashtag/ActinoBase?src=hash #ActinoBase] to keep up to date with the our progress. If you have any questions or requests you can email the ActinoBase committee overseeing the construction of this website at teamwikimyces@gmail.com
 
Follow us on twitter [https://twitter.com/ActinoBase @ActinoBase] or join the discussion via [https://twitter.com/hashtag/ActinoBase?src=hash #ActinoBase] to keep up to date with the our progress. If you have any questions or requests you can email the ActinoBase committee overseeing the construction of this website at teamwikimyces@gmail.com

Revision as of 11:59, 19 June 2019

ActinoBase: a Streptomyces Community Wiki


ActinoBase was conceived at the 2019 Microbiology Society meeting in Belfast and then created by Streptomyces researchers as an online companion to the Practical Streptomyces Genetics book published by the John Innes Centre in 2000. This book is commonly referred to as the Streptomyces bible and is still a valuable reference to have intbhe lab if you can get hold of copy. However, it was written at a time when next generation sequencing wasn't generally available to researchers for techniques such as ChIP- and RNA-seq and before the age of precise genome editing using tools such as CRISPR/Cas9. By creating a wiki that can be edited and updated by the community we can all share up to date protocols, recipes and know-hoe for working with these complex and important bacteria.

Follow us on twitter @ActinoBase or join the discussion via #ActinoBase to keep up to date with the our progress. If you have any questions or requests you can email the ActinoBase committee overseeing the construction of this website at teamwikimyces@gmail.com