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ready Microbiological Common Language

Abbreviation: MCL

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MCL is a data exchange standard for microbiological information. In short, MCL defines terms which can be used to reference and describe microorganisms. It is designed to form a simple and generic framework leveraging the electronical exchange of information about microorganisms. MCL is loosely coupled from its actual representation technologies and is currently used to structure XML and RDF files.


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Created in 2010

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Microbiological Common Language (MCL): a standard for electronic information exchange in the Microbial Commons.

Verslyppe B,Kottmann R,De Smet W,De Baets B,De Vos P,Dawyndt P
Res Microbiol 2010

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