Over the last decade, publications on deep-sea corals have tripled. Most attention has been paid to Lophelia pertusa, a globally distributed scleractinian coral that creates critical three-dimensional habitat in the deep ocean. The bacterial community associated with L. pertusa has been previously described by a number of studies at sites in the Mediterranean Sea, Norwegian fjords, off the shore of Great Britain, and in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM); however, use of different methodologies prevents direct comparisons in most cases. The study objectives were to address intra-regional variation and to identify any conserved bacterial core community.
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|Data format:||The text files included in this release contain additional data details and information associated with the bioinformatic analysis. The workflow file details the scripts run in the bioinformatic package QIIME (Caporaso et al., 2010, Nature Methods 7:335-336, doi:10.1038/nmeth.f.303), default or chosen settings used for each script, and the names of the input/output files associated with each script. in format ASCII (version None) Text file|
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