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Table 6 M2B3 Reporting Standard about organisms in a sample

From: Marine microbial biodiversity, bioinformatics and biotechnology (M2B3) data reporting and service standards

  Descriptor name Description of usage Control vocabulary/format/unit Example
  ORGANISM_Taxon_ID An identifier for the nomenclatural (not taxonomic) details of a scientific name. Terms list: WoRMS urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname: 345516
Format: LSID
ORGANISM_Taxon_Scientific_Name The full name of the lowest level taxon. Terms list: WoRMS Prochlorococcus marinus
Format: Taxon name
ORGANISM_ Sex The sex of a specimen or collected/observed individual(s). Terms list: M = Male; F = Female; H = Hermaphrodite; I = Indeterminate (examined but could not be determined; U = Unkown (not examined); T = Transitional (between sexes; useful for sequential hermaphrodites); B = Both Male and Female M
ORGANISM_Life_Stage Indicates the life stage present. Free text resting spores
ORGANISM_Size Refers to size measurements that are made concurrently to the enumeration and identification of organisms.
Define the measurement according to Table 7.
ORGANISM_Biovolume Refers to volume measurements/calculations that are made concurrently to the enumeration and identification of organisms.
Define the measurement according to Table 7.
ORGANISM_Biomass Refers to biomass measurements/calculations that are made concurrently to the enumeration and identification of organisms.
Define the measurement according to Table 7.
  1. Mandatory information is in bold and other fields are recommended WoRMS is the World Register of Marine Species (http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=search).