Soil Biodiversity, Bioplatforms Australia - Litchfield Savanna SuperSite, 2014

The Biome of Australian Soil Environments project used amplicon (bacterial 16S, archael 16S, fungal ITS and bacterial 18S) and shotgun metagenomics sequencing approaches to assess soil biodiversity across Australia. SuperSites provided soil samples for sequencing and contextual data.

Sample collection procedure, amplicon methods and OTU pipelines are available at http://www.bioplatforms.com/soil-biodiversity/

Reference: (2016) Bissett, A, Fitzgerald, A, et al. Introducing BASE: the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database. GigaScience 5:21. doi: 10.1186/s13472-016-0126-5

Soil Microbiome metabarcoding amplicon data and contextual data available from Bioplatforms Australia BASE data portal

Litchfield Savanna SuperSite data is available under the BASE codes:

CodeLocationDepth
102.100.100.13739Core 1 ha plot0-5 cm
102.100.100.13740Core 1 ha plot20-25 cm