A synthesis of bacterial and archaeal phenotypic trait data

Joshua Madin*, Daniel Nielsen, Maria Brbic, Ross Corkrey, David Danko, Kyle Edwards, Martin Engqvist, Noah Fierer, Jemma Geoghegan, Michael Gillings, Nikos Kyrpides, Elena Litchman, Cristopher Mason, Lisa Moore, Søren Laurentius Nielsen, Ian Paulsen, Nathan Price, T.B.K. Reddy, Matt Richards, Eduardo RochaThomas Schmidt, Heba Shaaba, Maulik Shukla, Fran Supek, Sasha Tetu, Sara Vieira-Silva, Alice Wattam, David Westfall, Mark Westoby

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Abstract

A synthesis of phenotypic and quantitative genomic traits is provided for bacteria and archaea, in the form of a scripted, reproducible workflow that standardizes and merges 26 sources. The resulting unified dataset covers 14 phenotypic traits, 5 quantitative genomic traits, and 4 environmental characteristics for approximately 170,000 strain-level and 15,000 species-aggregated records. It spans all habitats including soils, marine and fresh waters and sediments, host-associated and thermal. Trait data can find use in clarifying major dimensions of ecological strategy variation across species. They can also be used in conjunction with species and abundance sampling to characterize trait mixtures in communities and responses of traits along environmental gradients.
Original languageEnglish
Article number170
JournalScientific Data
Volume2020
Issue number7
Number of pages8
ISSN2052-4463
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2020

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