Microbial Observatory at North Temperate Lakes LTER Microbial Community Composition in Lakes - Taxonomic characteristics of the clones at North Temperate Lakes LTER 2000 - 2007
Microbial community composition is inferred by a combination of automated ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis (ARISA) and PCR-generated clone library analysis. Clone libraries include both the 16S rRNA gene and the 16S-23S ribosomal intergenic spacer fragment. Phylogenetic assignments for individual ARISA fragments are obtained by comparing the ARISA fragment length from each clone to all of the profiles stored in our database. We have analyzed over 3900 clones obtained from 41 lakes that represent the range of trophic types found in temperate landscapes. Querying by taxonomic characteristics of the clone allows the user to retrieve clone IDs, sequence data, and characteristics of the sequence (length, chimera status, accession number, taxonomic affiliation). The data can be filtered by clone ID, ARISA fragment length (raw or binned), and/or taxonomic characteristics (Phylum and Phylum-Class). The output includes links to individual clone records, which contain more detailed information about how the clone was generated (researcher, library ID, project ID, primer sets used, etc.).
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement #DEB-2025982, NTL LTER. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.