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A synthesis of bacterial and archaeal phenotypic trait data

Madin, JS, Nielsen, DA, Brbic, M, Corkrey, R ORCID: 0000-0002-2242-2891, Danko, D, Edwards, K, Engqvist, MKM, Fierer, N, Geoghegan, JL, Gillings, M, Kyrpides, NC, Litchman, E, Mason, CE, Moore, L, Nielsen, SL, Paulsen, IT, Price, ND, Reddy, TBK, Richards, MA, Rocha, EPC, Schmidt, TM, Shaaban, H, Shukla, M, Supek, F, Tetu, SG, Vieira-Silva, S, Wattam, AR, Westfall, DA and Westoby, M 2020 , 'A synthesis of bacterial and archaeal phenotypic trait data' , Scientific Data, vol. 7, no. 1 , pp. 1-8 , doi:

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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.

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Authors/Creators:Madin, JS and Nielsen, DA and Brbic, M and Corkrey, R and Danko, D and Edwards, K and Engqvist, MKM and Fierer, N and Geoghegan, JL and Gillings, M and Kyrpides, NC and Litchman, E and Mason, CE and Moore, L and Nielsen, SL and Paulsen, IT and Price, ND and Reddy, TBK and Richards, MA and Rocha, EPC and Schmidt, TM and Shaaban, H and Shukla, M and Supek, F and Tetu, SG and Vieira-Silva, S and Wattam, AR and Westfall, DA and Westoby, M
Journal or Publication Title: Scientific Data
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 2052-4463
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