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Cold-Water Coral Microbiomes (Lophelia pertusa) from Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean: Raw Data

By Christina A. Kellogg and Dawn B. Goldsmith


The files in this data release are the raw DNA sequence files referenced in the submitted journal article by Christina A. Kellogg, Dawn B. Goldsmith and Michael A. Gray entitled "Biogeographic comparison of Lophelia-associated bacterial communities in the western Atlantic reveals conserved core microbiome." They represent a 16S rRNA gene amplicon survey of the coral’s microbiomes completed using Roche 454 pyrosequencing with titanium reagents. Samples from the Gulf of Mexico were collected in 2009 and 2010. Samples from the Atlantic Ocean were collected in 2009. The raw data files associated with this study have also been submitted to the NCBI Sequence Read Archive under Bioproject number PRJNA305617. For more information, please see the README file.

Kellogg, C.A., Goldsmith, D.B., and Gray, M.A., 2017, Biogeographic comparison of Lophelia-associated bacterial communities in the western Atlantic reveals conserved core microbiome: Frontiers in Microbiology 8:796. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00796.


File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download File
Zip file containing raw data (.fna, .qual, .sff) and MIMARKS metadata.
(2.6 GB)
Supplemental Information
Details the scripts run in the bioinformatic package QIIME version 1.8
Not applicable Not applicable Lophelia_workflow_2016_10_19.txt
(11 KB)
Readme file explaining data
Not applicable Not applicable README_Lophelia.txt
(5 KB)

Locations of sampling.
Locations of sampling.

Suggested Citation

Kellogg, C.A., and Goldsmith, D.B., 2017, Cold-water coral microbiomes (Lophelia pertusa) from Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean: raw data: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

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