Thai Science Biodiversity is an integrated database on biodiversity resources initiated from the Memorandum of Understanding among three agencies under Ministry of Science and Technology, namely the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA); Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) and National Science Museum (NSM) on 5 April 2011. Information provided by each party is based on its respective expertise. BIOTEC/NSTDA specializes in the study to survey and form an inventory of microorganisms isolated from natural environments in Thailand as well as comprehensive research program on microbial utilization. TISTR has its strength in the study of algae and plant for renewable alternative energy, food and agricultural production and plant nutrient. NSM Natural History Museum houses two big collections of plant and animal reference collection and holotype specimens, the first specimen of a species.
Thai Science Biodiversity contains information about organisms grouped and categorized by their structure, source and geography. This database can now be accessed at: http://www.thaiscibiodiversity.org.
Posted on 16 March 2012