Links of Interest

Below, you can find a series of links related to extremophilic microorganisms and related areas.

If you find other links of potential interest, please, send me an email with the addresses. Thanks.

Digital.CSIC , the Institutional Repository of the Spanish National Research Council.

MICROGEN. The project entitled “Microbial Comparative Genomics”(MICROGEN) has been funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. Please, visit the webpages of this project for further information and details on the partners and their activities. Interesting links on genomics and bioinformatic analysis can also be found.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides with DNA and genomic databases and useful bioinformatic tools.

EcoProAqua. An ecosystem-based approach for the production of biological resources in aquaculture.

Completed microbial genomes sequenced at NCBI and a FTP server to download these genomes.

SILVA. A comprehensive on-line resource for quality checked and aligned ribosomal RNA sequence data and links to other tools such as the ARB software package and project (

The Ribosomal Database Project includes database and tools for RNA sequence analysis.

ReadSeq an online tool for transforming sequence formats.

KEGG: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes . This site presents pathway maps and other microbial processes related with sequenced microbial genomes.

DendroUPGMA . A dendrogram construction utility online.

Software resources at the Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution. It includes the VAMPS project (Visualization and Analysis of Microbial Population Structures)

The German Culture Collection of Microorganisms (DSMZ) a repository where you can find most strains of extremophiles.

CORDIS . Information from the European Commission funding opportunities.

Archaea. Life's extremists

Mars research and the search for life in Mars

JAMSTEC, leading deep-sea research and home of the submersible Shinkai.

The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) and links and information on genomics and bioinformatics.

Salsa (“Strong Alternative for Large Scientific Applications”). This is a company working on the high-performance computer analysis of data and modelling. Among its duties includes areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering.

IRNAS-CSIC, Avda. Reina Mercedes 10, 41012-Sevilla, Spain
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