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Title: A compendium of multi-omic sequence information from the Saanich Inlet water column

Microbial communities play vital roles in earth’s geochemical cycles. Within marine oxygen minimum zones (OMZs) gradients of oxygen, nitrate and sulfide create redox gradients that drive biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur. Climate-change induced expansion and intensification of OMZs and associated biogeochemical activities has significant implications for green house gas production i.e. nitrous oxide and methane. Next generation sequencing technologies have enabled observations of changes in microbial community structure and expression of RNA and protein along these redox gradients within OMZs. Here, we present a multi-omic time series dataset from Saanich Inlet spanning six years, including high spatial resolution small subunit ribosomal RNA tags, metagenomes, metatranscriptomes, and metaproteomes. As a result, this compendium provides paired multi-omic datasets over multiple time points providing a basis for exploring shifts in microbial community interactions and regulation of metabolic activities both along redox gradients and over time with implications for global climate models.
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  1. Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (Canada)
  2. Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC (United States)
  3. Concordia Univ., Montreal, QC (Canada)
  4. USDOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), Walnut Creek, CA (United States)
  5. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 2052-4463; 47981; KP1704020
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Scientific Data
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Journal Volume: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2052-4463
Nature Publishing Group
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Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States). Environmental Molecular Sciences Lab. (EMSL)
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Country of Publication:
United States
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory
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