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Study Name: Marine microbial communities from the Santa Barbara Channel oil seeps

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Biosamples: 6 Seq. Projects: 6
STUDY INFORMATION
GOLD Study ID Gs0090292
Study Name Marine microbial communities from the Santa Barbara Channel oil seeps
Other Names Metagenomic analysis of microbial communities associated with natural oils that seep into the Santa Barbara Channel: creating a mechanistic model for biological hydrocarbon-degradation
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SRA Studies
SRA Study Id SRP042626  (Link to NCBI )
Study Title Oil polluted marine microbial communities from Coal Oil Point, Santa Barbara, California, USA - Sample 3 Metagenome
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SRA Study Id SRP099383  (Link to NCBI )
Study Title Oil polluted marine microbial communities from Coal Oil Point, Santa Barbara, California, USA - Sample 7 metagenome
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SRA Study Id SRP099382  (Link to NCBI )
Study Title Oil polluted marine microbial communities from Coal Oil Point, Santa Barbara, California, USA - Santa Barbara Oil Seep Sample 6 metagenome
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SRA Study Id SRP051221  (Link to NCBI )
Study Title Oil polluted marine microbial communities from Coal Oil Point, Santa Barbara, California, USA - Sample 2 Metagenome
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SRA Study Id SRP042629  (Link to NCBI )
Study Title Oil polluted marine microbial communities from Coal Oil Point, Santa Barbara, California, USA - Sample 1 Metagenome
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Legacy ER Study ID 45292
Legacy GOLD ID Gm0045292
Added By Ionna Pagani on 2013-04-04
Last Modified By JGI automated process on 2013-12-13
PI Matthias Hess
Description Natural seeps release thousands of liters of oil per day (Farwell et al, 2009) and account for almost 50% of the oil that ends up in the marine environment (NRC, 2003). As such, natural oil seeps represent a unique natural laboratory to study hydrocarbon-degrading microbes, the metabolic processes that are responsible for their hydrocarbon-degradation phenotype, and their contribution towards fundamental carbon cycling mechanisms (Reddy, 2009; Roling et al, 2006). The objective of this project is to enhance our understanding of the microbial community dynamics during microbial hydrocarbon-degradation, the microbial processes that are essential for the microbial degradation of hydrocarbons seeping into marine environments and how this processes are connected to the global carbon cycle. Specifically, we propose to sequence the metagenomes associated with non-degraded and biodegrading crude oils collected from natural seeps located in the Santa Barbara Channel - which is one of the most active seep areas in the world (NRC, 2003). The generated biological data will be used to test several scientific hypotheses related to the community dynamics and the metabolic capabilities of the microbial communities associated with natural hydrocarbons that contaminate the marine ecosystem and to create a mechanistic model for the biological hydrocarbon-degradation process of these Santa Barbara crude oils. Results of the project proposed here will complement similar work that is currently performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, the JGI, and other institutes and that aim at obtaining a better understanding of the microbial processes that were responsible for the biological degradation of the crude oil that seeped into the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon blowout in 2010.
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Metagenomic Study Yes
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Is GEBA No
Is HMP No
ECOSYSTEM CLASSIFICATION
Ecosystem Environmental
Ecosystem Category Aquatic
Ecosystem Type Marine
Ecosystem Subtype Oil seeps
Specific Ecosystem Unclassified
STUDY COMPOSITION
Number of Biosamples 6
Number of Organisms 0
Number of Seq Projects 6
Number of Analysis Projects 16
Number of Related Studies 0

 

 

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