Linking isolate records to publications

Isolates can be associated with publications by adding PubMed id(s) to the record. This can be done when adding the isolate, where lists of PubMed ids can be entered in to the web form.

They can also be associated in batch after the upload of isolate records. Click the PubMed batch add (++) link on the curator’s main page. This function is normally hidden, so you may need to click the ‘Show all’ toggle to display it.


Open the Excel template by clicking the link.


The Excel template has two columns, isolate_id and pubmed_id. Simply fill this in with a line for each record and then paste the entire spreadsheet in to the web form and press submit.


To ensure that publication information is stored locally and available for searching, the references database needs to be updated regularly.