Soudan Mine Metagenome

Sampling event
Latest version published on 14 April 2016
Publication date:
14 April 2016
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Contrasting biological, chemical and hydrogeological analyses highlights the fundamental processes that shape different environments. Generating and interpreting the biological sequence data was a costly and time-consuming process in defining an environment. Here we have used pyrosequencing, a rapid and relatively inexpensive sequencing technology, to generate environmental genome sequences from two sites in the Soudan Mine, Minnesota, USA. These sites were adjacent to each other, but differed significantly in chemistry and hydrogeology.

The dataset corresponds to the following project on MG-RAST, and comprises all its (2) metagenomes:

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Edwards R (2016): Soudan Mine Metagenome. v1.3. No organisation. Dataset/Samplingevent.


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Robert Edwards
Kyle Braak
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Geographic Coverage

Soudan Underground Mine, on the south shore of Lake Vermilion, MN

Bounding Coordinates South West [47.819, -92.243], North East [47.819, -92.243]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 2005-03-31

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