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Yilmaz, Pelin; Iversen, Morten Hvitfeldt; Hankeln, Wolfgang; Kottmann, Renzo; Quast, Christian; Glöckner, Frank Oliver (2012): Environmental conditions and habitats of GOS sites and bottle data of HOT-ALOHA station [dataset publication series]. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Yilmaz, P et al. (2012): Ecological structuring of bacterial and archaeal taxa in surface ocean waters. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 81(2), 373-385,

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The Global Ocean Sampling (GOS) expedition is currently the largest and geographically most comprehensive metagenomic dataset, including samples from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. This study makes use of the wide range of environmental conditions and habitats encompassed within the GOS sites in order to investigate the ecological structuring of bacterial and archaeal taxon ranks. Community structures based on taxonomically classified 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene fragments at phylum, class, order, family, and genus rank levels were examined using multivariate statistical analysis, and the results were inspected in the context of oceanographic environmental variables and structured habitat classifications. At all taxon rank levels, community structures of neritic, oceanic, estuarine biomes, as well as other exotic biomes (salt marsh, lake, mangrove), were readily distinguishable from each other. A strong structuring of the communities with chlorophyll a concentration and a weaker yet significant structuring with temperature and salinity were observed. Furthermore, there were significant correlations between community structures and habitat classification. These results were used for further investigation of one-to-one relationships between taxa and environment and provided indications for ecological preferences shaped by primary production for both cultured and uncultured bacterial and archaeal clades.
Median Latitude: 4.402730 * Median Longitude: -58.543958 * South-bound Latitude: -32.399167 * West-bound Longitude: -158.000000 * North-bound Latitude: 45.111667 * East-bound Longitude: 96.881667
Date/Time Start: 2000-02-02T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2009-12-09T00:00:00
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  1. Yilmaz, P; Iversen, MH; Hankeln, W et al. (2012): (Table S1) Environmental variables (non-standardized) used in vector and surface fitting to NMDS ordinations.
  2. Yilmaz, P; Iversen, MH; Hankeln, W et al. (2012): (Table S2) Bottle data extracted from HOT-ALOHA (2) station (22.75N -158W) between dates 01/01/2000-31/12/2009 and depth interval 0-5 meters.
  3. Yilmaz, P; Iversen, MH; Hankeln, W et al. (2012): (Table S3) Environment Ontology term annotations of GOS sampling sites at three different levels, along with tags.
  4. Yilmaz, P; Iversen, MH; Hankeln, W et al. (2012): (Table S4) Whole genome sequences of both marine and non-marine isolates from which the single copy domains (SCDs) were selected.
  5. Yilmaz, P; Iversen, MH; Hankeln, W et al. (2012): (Table S5) Counts of 16S rRNA gene fragments longer than 100 bases retrieved from each GOS site.
  6. Yilmaz, P; Iversen, MH; Hankeln, W et al. (2012): (Table S6) Number of taxa at each rank level.
  7. Yilmaz, P; Iversen, MH; Hankeln, W et al. (2012): (Table S7) Table showing number of endemic taxa at each phylum.
  8. Yilmaz, P; Iversen, MH; Hankeln, W et al. (2012): (Table S8) The overall taxonomic makeup of the GOS metagenome.
  9. Yilmaz, P; Iversen, MH; Hankeln, W et al. (2012): (Table S9) Pearson rank correlation coefficients for marine clades and environmental factors.