A catalogue of 136 microbial draft genomes from Red Sea metagenomes

Haroon, Mohamed F., Thompson, Luke R., Parks, Donovan H., Hugenholtz, Philip and Stingl, Ulrich (2016) A catalogue of 136 microbial draft genomes from Red Sea metagenomes. Scientific Data, 3 160050.1-160050.6. doi:10.1038/sdata.2016.50

Author Haroon, Mohamed F.
Thompson, Luke R.
Parks, Donovan H.
Hugenholtz, Philip
Stingl, Ulrich
Title A catalogue of 136 microbial draft genomes from Red Sea metagenomes
Journal name Scientific Data   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2052-4463
Publication date 2016-07-05
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/sdata.2016.50
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 3
Start page 160050.1
End page 160050.6
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Earth is expected to continue warming and the Red Sea is a model environment for understanding the effects of global warming on ocean microbiomes due to its unusually high temperature, salinity and solar irradiance. However, most microbial diversity analyses of the Red Sea have been limited to cultured representatives and single marker gene analyses, hence neglecting the substantial uncultured majority. Here, we report 136 microbial genomes (completion minus contamination is ≥50%) assembled from 45 metagenomes from eight stations spanning the Red Sea and taken from multiple depths between 10 to 500 m. Phylogenomic analysis showed that most of the retrieved genomes belong to seven different phyla of known marine microbes, but more than half representing currently uncultured species. The open-access data presented here is the largest number of Red Sea representative microbial genomes reported in a single study and will help facilitate future studies in understanding the physiology of these microorganisms and how they have adapted to the relatively harsh conditions of the Red Sea.
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