Soil Biodiversity, Bioplatforms Australia - Far North Queensland Rainforest SuperSite, Robson Creek, 2013

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

Far North Queensland Rainforest SuperSite, Robson Creek data is available under the BASE codes:

Code Location Depth
102.100.100.12824 Core 1 ha 0-10 cm
102.100.100.12825 Core 1 ha 20-30 cm
102.100.100.12828 Mt Edith 900m 0-10 cm
102.100.100.12829 Mt Edith 900m 20-30 cm
102.100.100.12830 Drought Experiment 0-10 cm
102.100.100.12831 Drought Experiment 20-30 cm