The Type Strains problem in BIBIle
A Type Strain has a great "confidence weight" in the identification process, Thus Bibi Le return this information in the tabulated results, in the tree, and points out missing Type Strain for a proposed result.
Dealing with type strains recognition is therefore a big part of Bibi Le.
Building the TypeStrainsDataBase
There is currently no real published Type Strains Data Base containing all the data. A Type Strain is deposited in more than one collection of micro-organisms, so its identification number is naturally plurial :
- Serratia grimesii has one Type Strain with all these synonym collection numbers : 'NCTC 10422', 'CCUG 15721', 'DSM 30063', 'ATCC 14460', 'IFO 13537', 'JCM 5910', 'HAMBI 1284', 'NRRLB 4271', 'NCTC 11543', 'NBRC 13537', 'LMG 7883', 'CIP 103361'.
- But some species have no deposited Type Strain (uncultivated species).
Bibi Le Type Strains Data Base is built regularly (every two months) from 3 iformation sources :
- DSMZ Bacterial Nomenclature Up-to-Date 
- List of Prokaryotic Names with Standing in Nomenclature 
- Bibi Le own Type Strains Data Base (this originates from Gregory Devulder work on the previous BIBI program  and is regularly actualized)