Soil Biodiversity, Bioplatforms Australia - South East Queensland Peri-urban SuperSite, 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

South East Queensland Peri-urban SuperSite data is available under the BASE codes:

Code Location Depth
102.100.100.12832 Barracks, sown grass 0-10 cm
102.100.100.12833 Barracks, sown grass 20-30 cm
102.100.100.12834 Core 1 ha plot 0-10 cm
102.100.100.12835 Core 1 ha plot 20-30 cm
102.100.100.12836 Pasture 0-10 cm
102.100.100.12837 Pasture 20-30 cm
102.100.100.12838 Karawatha Forest Park 0-10 cm
102.100.100.12839 Karawatha Forest Park 20-30 cm
102.100.100.12858 Pasture 0-10 cm
102.100.100.12859 Pasture 0-10 cm