Operational taxonomic unit (OTU) table characterizing water track and adjacent soil microbial communities in Taylor Valley, Antarctica during the 2012-13 austral summer

Summary

Abstract: 

This data package includes the abundance of microbial operational taxonomic units (OTUs) for samples collected during the austral summer of 2012-2013 in the Lake Hoare and Goldman Glacier Basins of Taylor Valley, Antarctica. A total of twenty samples from on- and off-water track soils were collected and analyzed. Samples were collected from the Lake Hoare Basin on 27 December 2012 and from the Goldman Glacier Basin on 4 January 2013. The aim of the study was to identify how variation in the measured physical and chemical environment of water tracks within the two water track systems influenced soil microbial community structure and diversity. Soil bacterial biodiversity was assessed using cultivation independent 16S rRNA gene sequencing.

Date Range: 

December 27, 2012 to January 4, 2013
Data Citation
George, S., Fierer, N., Levy, J.S., Adams, B. 2020. Operational taxonomic unit (OTU) table characterizing water track and adjacent soil microbial communities in Taylor Valley, Antarctica during the 2012-13 austral summer. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/a98c5ce00cc51d5424b07aebcfcf9f74. Dataset accessed 12 June 2021.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

OTU Table

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Internal dataset code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
OTU_ID
  • Label: Operational Taxonomic Unit ID
  • Definition: The operational taxonomic unit ID (e.g., “OTU_137”).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A1SLH
  • Label: Sample A1SLH
  • Definition: Sample A1SLH, where "A1" represents sample 1, collected off the water track in Lake Hoare Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A2SLH
  • Label:
  • Definition: Sample A2SLH, where "A2" represents sample 2, collected off the water track in Lake Hoare Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A3SGG
  • Label: Sample A3SGG
  • Definition: Sample A3SGG, where "A3" represents sample 3, collected off the water track in Goldman Glacier Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A4WTGG
  • Label: Sample A4WTGG
  • Definition: Sample A4WTGG, where "A4" represents sample 4, collected on the water track in Goldman Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A5SLH
  • Label: Sample A5SLH
  • Definition: Sample A5SLH, where "A5" represents sample 5, collected off the water track in Lake Hoare Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A6WTLH
  • Label: Sample A6WTLH
  • Definition: Sample A6WTLH, where "A6" represents sample 6, collected on the water track in Lake Hoare Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A7WTLH
  • Label: Sample A7WTLH
  • Definition: Sample A7WTLH, where "A7" represents sample 7, collected on the water track in Lake Hoare Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A8SGG
  • Label: Sample A8SGG
  • Definition: Sample A8SGG, where "A8" represents sample 8, collected off the water track in Goldman Glacier Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A9WTLH
  • Label: Sample A9WTLH
  • Definition: Sample A9WTLH, where "A9" represents sample 9, collected on the water track in Lake Hoare Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A10WTLH
  • Label: Sample A10WTLH
  • Definition: Sample A10WTLH, where "A10" represents sample 10, collected on the water track in Lake Hoare Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A11WTGG
  • Label: Sample A11WTGG
  • Definition: Sample A11WTGG, where "A11" represents sample 11, collected on the water track in Goldman Glacier Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A12SLH
  • Label: Sample A12SLH
  • Definition: Sample A12SLH, where "A12" represents sample 12, collected off the water track in Lake Hoare Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A13WTLH
  • Label: Sample A13WTLH
  • Definition: Sample A13WTLH, where "A13" represents sample 13, collected on the water track in Lake Hoare Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A14SLH
  • Label: Sample A14SLH
  • Definition: Sample A14SLH, where "A14" represents sample 14, collected off the water track in Lake Hoare Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A15WTGG
  • Label: Sample A15WTGG
  • Definition: Sample A15WTGG, where "A15" represents sample 15, collected on the water track in Goldman Glacier Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A16WTGG
  • Label: Sample A16WTGG
  • Definition: Sample A16WTGG, where "A16" represents sample 16, collected on the water track in Goldman Glacier Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A17WTLH
  • Label: Sample A17WTLH
  • Definition: Sample A17WTLH, where "A17" represents sample 17, collected on the water track in Lake Hoare Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A18SLH
  • Label: Sample A18SLH
  • Definition: Sample A18SLH, where "A18" represents sample 18, collected off the water track in Lake Hoare Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A19SGG
  • Label: Sample A19SGG
  • Definition: Sample A19SGG, where "A19" represents sample 19, collected off the water track in Goldman Glacier Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
A20SGG
  • Label: Sample A20SGG
  • Definition: Sample A20SGG, where "A20" represents sample 20, collected off the water track in Goldman Glacier Basin. Values represent the number of raw (i.e., not rarefied) sequence reads for each OTU within this sample.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TAXA_DOMAIN
  • Label: Taxonomic Domain
  • Definition: Taxonomic Domain of the OTU (e.g., “k_Bacteria”). Unclassified values indicated by “Unclassified”.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TAXA_PHYLUM
  • Label: Taxonomic Phylum
  • Definition: Taxonomic Phylum of the OTU (i.e. “p_Proteobacteria”). Missing values indicated by blank cell.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TAXA_CLASS
  • Label: Taxonomic Class
  • Definition: Taxonomic Class of the OTU (e.g., “c_Gammaproteobacteria”). Missing values indicated by blank cell, or “c__” if class could not be identified.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TAXA_ORDER
  • Label: Taxonomic Order
  • Definition: Taxonomic Order of the OTU (e.g., “o_Pseudomonadales”). Missing values indicated by blank cell, or “o__” if order could not be identified.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TAXA_FAMILY
  • Label: Taxonomic Family
  • Definition: Taxonomic Family of the OTU (e.g., “f_Pseudomonadaceae”). Missing values indicated by blank cell, or “f__” if family could not be identified.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TAXA_GENUS
  • Label: Taxonomic Genus
  • Definition: Taxonomic Genus of the OTU (e.g., “g_Pseudomonas”). Missing values indicated by blank cell, or “g__” if genus could not be identified.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TAXA_SPECIES
  • Label: Taxonomic Species
  • Definition: Taxonomic Species of the OTU (e.g., “s_viridiflava”). Missing values indicated by blank cell, or “s__” if species could not be identified.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

SOILS_WT_OTU.csv (214.48 KB)

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Short name: 

SOILS_WT_OTU

Dataset ID: 

264
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