The Microbial Rosetta Stone (MRS) is a database that relates microorganism names, taxonomic classifications, diseases, and scientific literature for the most important human, animal and plant microbial pathogens, with linkage to public genomic sequence databases. The database was created as a resource for biosecurity researchers in government, academia or industry who are not expert microbiologists, but have a research interest in infectious microbes. This website contains an early release of the database, comprised of linked data tables that connect microorganism names, correct taxonomic classification and NCBI genome sequence data. There are corresponding figures that display the phylogenetic similarity of the organisms with links to the data tables.
This project was initiated with seed funding from DARPA, and further development support from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security
The Microbial Rosetta Stone is a project of Ibis Biosciences, a subsidiary of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., creators of the T-5000 Universal BioSensor
last updated October 16, 2008