In addition to chemical data updates, ECOTOX has added new features based on user feedback:
- Duration is now included as a filter parameter that you can apply in both SEARCH and EXPLORE queries. You can use this filter to limit the results returned to a specific value or range for the Observed Duration, in days. [The Observed Duration is the time at which an effect measurement was observed/measured and reported (for example, a 24-hour LC50).]
- Additional updates to the Office of Pesticides Program Database (OPP) have been incorporated for the acute and chronic bee data Honeybee (Apis mellifera) and Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) data. For details on this database, see [ Databases: Data Stewards ]
- The 'Custom Group' option in EXPLORE by Effects has been expanded to include the full definitions in 'Browse Effect Measurements', with description, synonyms, and gene/protein symbols (as relevant). Now you can type and select Effect Measurements to create custom groups on-the-fly without needing to cross reference the Terms Appendix (Appendix S).
Did you know? ECOTOX includes 'Custom Group' options in EXPLORE to create custom groups with chemicals, species, or effect measurements for summary and visualization of available data records. For example, you can create a custom group for chemicals of interest by using the 'Browse Chemicals' option to type in and select from the list of chemicals currently verified in ECOTOX OR by entering a list of CAS numbers into the 'Enter by CAS Number' option.