New Zealand Fungi and Bacteria (NZFUNGI).
Landcare Research has recently developed and installed a new
suite of data management software for the national organism collections. The
suite facilitates management of reference collections (living and preserved),
taxonomic, nomenclature, literature, images and metadata. The next phase of this
development will provide new tools and services for end-users to access these
data. This development will include both new web portals and web-services,
providing improved data-access, data-sharing and integration with national and
international federated data networks such as the New Zealand Virtual Herbarium,
the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, the New Zealand Organisms
Register, and national spatial data services.
NZFUNGI2 is a temporary web portal providing limited access to live data content from
the New Zealand Fungal and Plant Disease
Collection (PDD) and the International Collection of Microorganisms from Plants (ICMP) together with additional taxonomic, nomenclatural, image and literature-based data. It does not mirror
the functionality of the
existing NZFUNGI website. The NZFUNGI website remains available; however the data content remains static as of May 2011.
End users requiring detailed information on the national organism
collections at Landcare Research may use the
Systematics Collections Data (SCD) public access web portal. This portal is intended for those requiring access to collection-level details, and to
facilitate requests for loans of material and ordering of cultures. Registered
users of SCD are able to access restricted content. Enquiries for registered access to SCD
should be made to
This development is supported by the Ministry of Science and Innovation.