rDNA ITS based identification of Eukaryotes and their communication via DOIs
Current version: 9.0; Last updated: 2022-09-18 (read more)
Number of ITS sequences (UNITE+INSD): 8 395 383; Number of UNITE fungal Species Hypotheses with DOIs at 1.5% threshold: 290 922 (more statistics)
NB! Due to UNITE SH version 9.0 update, SHs are not accessible on UNITE homepage between 23.09 - 02.10.2022.
UNITE is a database and sequence management environment centered on the eukaryotic nuclear ribosomal ITS region. All eukaryotic ITS sequences from the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration are clustered to approximately the species level (distance between species in steps of 0.5%), and all such species hypotheses are given a DOI to facilitate unambiguous scientific communication and data assembly. The user can interact with these species hypotheses (e.g., SH1566366.08FU) in various ways, and third-party sequence and metadata annotation are supported.... Registration is needed to access the more powerful features of the accompanying PlutoF workbench. A range of search and query options are available, and precompiled reference datasets for local sequence similarity searches and HTS pipelines are available for download. Owing to the mycological roots of UNITE, two versions of the release files are available: all eukaryotes (including fungi), and fungi only. UNITE is a community effort that relies on the scientific expertise of its users – please consider contributing by, e.g., annotating sequences of your taxa of expertise. Read more