Relative abundances of bacterial amplicon sequence variants (ASV) from Canadian Pairie groundwater ecosystems


Groundwater ecosystems are globally widespread yet still poorly understood. We investigated the microbiology of >100 groundwater samples from 90 monitoring wells (<250m depth) located in 14 aquifers in the Canadian Prairie. This dataset contains relative abundances of bacterial lineages based on 16S rRNA gene amplicons retrieved from 119 groundwater samples of aquifers in the Canadian Prairie, collected between 2015 and 2020. The study area comprised 14 major aquifers and a geographic area of ~210.000 km2. The goal of the study was to understand the links between the biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of groundwater ecosystems in diverse geological settings on a broad spatial scale. Details concerning DNA extraction, sequencing and sequence analyses can be found in the associated publication by Ruff et al. 2023.

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Creator Ruff, S Emil ORCID logo; Humez, Pauline; Hrabe de Angelis, Isabella ORCID logo; Diao, Muhe; Nightingale, Michael; Cho, Sara; Connors, Liam; Kuloyo, Olukayode O; Seltzer, Alan ORCID logo; Bowman, Samuel; Wankel, Scott D; McClain, Cynthia N; Mayer, Bernhard (ORCID: 0000-0003-4529-085X); Strous, Marc
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2022
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 24831730 data points
Discipline Biogeochemistry; Biospheric Sciences; Geosciences; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (-119.398W, 49.027S, -110.006E, 58.995N); Canadian Prairie
Temporal Coverage Begin 2016-01-19T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-12-12T00:00:00Z