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Accession: PRJNA81625 ID: 81625

Whale Fall Metagenome

Microbial communities associated with submerged whale carcasses.

Whale carcasses on the sea floor are a rich source of organic matter for the organisms that inhabit the ocean depths. Tubeworms, mollusks, and crustaceans, similar to those found at hydrothermal vents, colonize these whale falls. Sulfate-reducing bacteria oxidize the organic matter, particularly the lipid-rich skeleton, producing sulfide that chemosynthetic microorganisms use for energy. These chemosynthetic microorganisms form the base of the food chain and, as symbionts, supply energy for the fauna on the whale carcass.

Samples for comparative genomics have been obtained from a microbial mat and rib bone of a gray whale carcass at a depth of 1674 meters in the Santa Cruz Basin of the Pacific Ocean, and from a whale bone at a depth of 560 meters in the Southern Ocean off the west Antarctic Peninsula shelf. More...

AccessionPRJNA81625
TypeUmbrella Metagenome project (Subtype:Metagenome)
Organismwhale fall metagenome[Taxonomy ID: 412756]
unclassified sequences; metagenomes; ecological metagenomes; whale fall metagenome
SubmissionRegistration date: 17-Jan-2012
DOE Joint Genome Institute
Project Data:
Resource NameNumber
of Links
Sequence data
Nucleotide (WGS master)3
Capillary Traces (Trace Archive)1
Publications
PubMed1
Other datasets
BioSample3
Assembly3
Whale Fall Metagenome encompasses the following 4 sub-projects:
Project TypeNumber of Projects
Genome sequencing3
BioProject
accession
OrganismTitle
PRJNA32359whale fall metagenomeMicrobial community isolated from a whale bone in the Southern Ocean (DOE Joint Genome Institute)
PRJNA32355whale fall metagenomeMicrobial community from a microbial mat isolated from gray whale carcass in the Santa Cruz Basin (DOE Joint Genome Institute)
PRJNA32357whale fall metagenomeMicrobial community isolated from a rib bone from a gray whale carcass in the Santa Cruz Basin (DOE Joint Genome Institute)
Metagenome1
BioProject
accession
OrganismTitle
PRJNA13700whale fall metagenomeMicrobial communities associated with submerged whale carcasses. (DOE Joint Genome Institute)

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