The working definition for biological properties is as follows: A Biological attribute that grossly classifies a biological collection object for the purpose of object accession. Given this definition, it is important to note that it is an organizational concept, configurable by users.
Following values are from SF tblSpecimenCategories. In SFS, each SF could have its own specimen categories. The following list is a result of "select distinct."
- Since SF stores a singular and plural name, I (mb) thought it might be useful to preserve this information.
- tblSpecimenCategories also has a SeqNum column that I'm not sure is useful in our context.
- The Definition and Standard columns may be added using the Egg Mass, Egg Masses, Example, Example model.
- Final note: Several of the specimen categories in the SFS table use different up/low cases. I'm not sure why.
|Egg Mass||Egg Masses||Example||Example|
|Unsexed adult||Unsexed adults|
Some other concepts to think about
- reared when
- metamorphotype (everything inside the pupa)
- TCN short course on biological specimen informatics
- Arthropod Easy Capture
- Darwin Core Semantic Web Project
- GBIF Darwin Core Extension: Types and Specimen
- Integrating specimen databases and revisionary systematics
- Darwin Core
- Environmental Ontology
- ABCD Access to Biological Collection Data
- BioCASE Biological Collection Access Services
- TAPIR Wiki for the TAPIR Protocol