Dataset: Metagenome
Deployment: Chikyu-331

Metagenomic data
Principal Investigator: 
Christopher House (Pennsylvania State University, PSU)
Leah Brandt (Pennsylvania State University, PSU)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Shannon Rauch (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
Deployment Synonyms:

Next-generation sequencing data across a hydrothermal gradient; Okinawa Backarc Basin IODP 331 – subvent biosphere. The purpose these metagenomic data was to capture a distinct changeover of microbial assemblages between the mesophilic horizons above 10 mbsf and the hottest (55C) hydrothermal clay horizon. In this section of the dynamic Iheya North Hydrothermal system, the temperature gradient was estimated to be ~3C/m. These metagenomes provide functional evidence to this model, demonstrating that molecular signals represent a responsive microbial community to the increasingly demanding environmental conditions.

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