FMBN 3.2.3 version details

  • FoodMicrobionet now includes 104 studies and 5335 samples
  • minor changes to lineages for some taxa
  • corrected a few inconsistencies in the study table
  • added food codes to study description for version 3.1
  • added surname and email field for the corresponding author of studies
  • corrected a mismatch in row numbers and sample ids for the sample table (and corrected edges). This was probably due to deletion of a sample from a previous version and was causing errors in selection with the Shiny app after sample with id 1572.

FMBN includes an impressive variety of food types, with data on both foods and food environments:

  • Animal and vegetable fats and oils and primary derivatives thereof 53
  • Composite dishes 115
  • Eggs and egg products 21
  • Fish, seafood, amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates 362
  • Fruit and fruit products 252
  • Grains and grain-based products 149
  • Major isolated ingredients, additives, flavours, baking and processing aids 72
  • Meat and meat products 1086
  • Milk and dairy products 2516
  • Vegetables and vegetable products 537
  • Sugar and similar, confectionery and water-based sweet desserts 42
  • Alcoholic beverages 30
  • Starchy roots or tubers and products thereof, sugar plants 17
  • Legumes, nuts, oilseeds and spices 65
  • Seasoning, sauces and condiments 18

This version will be not made public (but parts of it will be released as supplementary material for review articles). We are however willing to discuss collaboration opportunities with other research groups.

Note that this app has been tested with R 3.6.3 and Bioconductor 3.10 but not with later versions.

ShinyFMBN 2.1.2 is available for download

The development version of ShinyFMBN 2.1.2 (I had time only for limited testing) is available for download. The app includes access to records of FoodMicrobionet 3.1 and a new version of the manual is available. If you have time to test it please do and let me know:

  • if you find a bug provide enough information to reproduce the error
  • if your testing is successful (i.e. everything seems to work smoothly) please let me know which machine, operating system, browser and R version you have used for testing (see examples on page 11 of the manual)