Project Name Metagenomic signatures in seafloor rocks and subsurface sediments: East Pacific Rise and Loihi Seamount 
URL http://lod.bco-dmo.org/id/project/616350
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The seafloor and subsurface microbial world represents a significant portion of life on our planet. The influence on its proximate ambience and global processes, such as element cycles, has potentially been largely underestimated and not always been precisely evaluated. I am interested in the nature of deep biosphere microorganisms in rocks from the Loihi seamount, Hawai’i, the East Pacific Rise, and the Juan de Fuca Ridge, as well as in sediments from North Pond (Mid-Atlantic). In order to assess microbial diversity, metabolic activity, adaptation strategies and biogeographical signatures in the deep subseafloor biosphere, metagenomics by pyrosequencing will be used to complement previous research efforts with the most in-depth and precise data that is available to date.

This project is a C-DEBI Graduate Student Fellowship award (2011)


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Assembled metagenome sequences > 500 bp NA This dataset includes FASTA formatted files of the metagenomes from the East Pacific Rise seafloor basalt, the Loi'hi Seamount seafloor basalt, and negative control of sterile water.

The sequence data has been submitted to NCBI under Bioproject number PRJNA302671:
- Biosamples SUB1190178 (blank)
- SUB1190153 (Lo'ihi)
- SUB1190159 (EPR)

This dataset is the result of a C-DEBI Graduate Student Fellowship award (2011).


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