Flow cytometry data of phytoplankton, bacteria and viruses obtained for samples collected during the Tara Pacific Expedition 2016-2018


The Tara Pacific expedition (2016-2018) sampled coral ecosystems around 32 islands in the Pacific Ocean, and sampled the surface of oceanic waters at 249 locations, resulting in the collection of nearly 58,000 samples. The expedition was designed to systematically study corals, fish, plankton, and seawater, and included the collection of samples for advanced biogeochemical, molecular, and imaging analysis. Here we provide flow cytometry data obtained for pico- and nano-phytoplankton, bacteria and viruses. Samples were fixed with Glutaraldehyde, kept onboard in liquid nitrogen and then stored at -80°C back in the laboratory. They were then analyzed unstained for phytoplankton using a FACS Canto II flow cytometer and stained using SYBR Green-I for bacteria and viruses.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.944490
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-022-01757-w
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1002/0471142956.cy1111s10
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.944490
Creator Marie, Dominique; Romac, Sarah
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2022
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 37617 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-9.603W, -35.609S, 112.022E, 51.053N); Pacific
Temporal Coverage Begin 2016-05-30T13:15:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2018-10-19T10:54:00Z