The ribosomal database project (RDP-II): introducing myRDP space and quality controlled public data

Nucleic Acids Res. 2007 Jan;35(Database issue):D169-72. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkl889. Epub 2006 Nov 7.


Substantial new features have been implemented at the Ribosomal Database Project in response to the increased importance of high-throughput rRNA sequence analysis in microbial ecology and related disciplines. The most important changes include quality analysis, including chimera detection, for all available rRNA sequences and the introduction of myRDP Space, a new web component designed to help researchers place their own data in context with the RDP's data. In addition, new video tutorials describe how to use RDP features. Details about RDP data and analytical functions can be found at the RDP-II website (

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Internet
  • Quality Control
  • RNA, Ribosomal / chemistry*
  • Sequence Analysis, RNA / standards
  • User-Computer Interface


  • RNA, Ribosomal