algae_search {algaeClassify}R Documentation

Compare a genus and species name against the algaebase online database

Description

Compare a genus and species name against the algaebase online database

Usage

algae_search(genus, species = "", long = FALSE)

Arguments

genus

Character string

species

Character string

long

if TRUE, returns higher taxonomy (Kingdom through Family)

Value

A data.frame with the following fields: orig.name (submitted name), match.name (best match), genus and species (from the match.name), exact.match (1 indicates whether there was a perfect match for orig.name. 0 otherwise), accepted (1 if the orig.name currently accepted, 0 otherwise), synonyms (currently accepted synonyms, if any. For genus-only search, returns genera associated with species formerly classified with the orig.name genus) Empire,Kingdom,Phylum,Class,Order,Family: character strings with current higher taxonomy associated with match.name.

See Also

http://www.algaebase.org for phytoplankton taxonomy database, https://powellcenter.usgs.gov/geisha for project information. Algaebase should be cited separately in any publications using this function: <doi:10.7872/crya.v35.iss2.2014.105>

Examples

algae_search(genus='Anabaena',species='flos-aquae',long=FALSE)


[Package algaeClassify version 1.2.0 Index]