Microbiome diversity in the Sør Rondane Mountains, East Antarctica

Latest version published by SCAR - Microbial Antarctic Resource System on May 11, 2020 SCAR - Microbial Antarctic Resource System

This dataset contains molecular data on microorganisms (bacteria and unicellular eukaryotes) in the Sør Rondane Mountains, East Antarctica. The data was generated during the MICROBIAN project, which is aimed at studying the effects of climate change on the diversity and genetic -functional attributes (nutrient and carbon cycling) of inland Continental Antarctic microbiomes in soils.

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Contacts

Who created the resource:

Wim Vyverman
Ghent University Ghent
Elie Verleyen
Ghent University Ghent
Bjorn Tytgat
Ghent University Ghent
Sam Lambrechts
Ghent University Ghent
Valentina Savaglia
Liege University Liege
Annick Wilmotte
Liege University Liege

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Wim Vyverman
Ghent University Ghent

Who filled in the metadata:

Maxime Sweetlove
Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences
Valentina Savaglia
Liege University Liege
Sam Lambrechts
Ghent University Ghent

Who else was associated with the resource:

Principal Investigator
Wim Vyverman
Ghent University Ghent
Principal Investigator
Elie verleyen
Ghent University Ghent
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Bjorn Tytgat
Ghent University Ghent
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Sam Lambrechts
Ghent University Ghent
User
Valentina Savaglia
Liege University Liege
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Annick Wilmotte
Liege University Liege
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Anne Willems
Ghent University Ghent
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Bart Van de Vijver
Botanical Garden Meise Brussels
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Quinten Vanhellemont
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Brussels
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Anton Van de Putte
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Brussels

Geographic Coverage

Sør Rondane Mountains, east Antarctica

Bounding Coordinates South West [-77.618, -5.977], North East [-68.399, 33.75]

Taxonomic Coverage

16S rRNA was sequenced to profile bacterial soil communities

Domain  Bacteria (Bacteria)

18S rRNA was sequenced to profile the microbial eukaryote fraction of Antarctic soil communities

Domain  Eukarya (Eukaryotes)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2018-01-01 / 2019-01-01

Project Data

The MICROBIAN project is aimed at studying the effects of climate change on the diversity and genetic -functional attributes (nutrient and carbon cycling) of inland Continental Antarctic microbiomes in soils. The scarce ice-free areas in Antarctica are among the most extreme terrestrial environments on Earth. Life in these places is dominated by microbes. As a consequence, foodwebs are strongly truncated, with few metazoans consuming organic matter and microbial biomass. Elucidating the factors that shape the biodiversity of these microbiomes and control their contribution to biogeochemical processes, provides the scientific basis for habitat mapping and classification, for developing conservation strategies, for guiding long-term monitoring efforts and for predicting their possible response to future environmental changes. In this respect, inland nunataks in East Antarctica, like the Sør Rondane Mountains, are far less well-studied than those in more coastal locations and in the McMurdo Dry Valleys. This is surprising given their long-term exposure and their potential role as ice-free refugia during Neogene and Pleistocene glacial maxima.

Title MICROBIAN - Microbiome diversity and function in the Sør Rondane Mountains, East Antarctica
Funding MICROBIAN is a BRAIN-be funded project.
Study Area Description Microbial communities in soils of the Sør Rondane Mountains, East Antarctica.
Design Description 16S and 18S rRNA sequencing to profile the community composition of microbial communities (bacteria and Eukaryotes).

The personnel involved in the project:

Bjorn Tytgat
Elie Verleyen
Sam Lambrechts
Valentina Savaglia

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers https://ipt.biodiversity.aq/resource?r=microbian