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Introducing BASE: the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database

Bissett, Andrew and Fitzgerald, Anna and Meintjes, Thys and Mele, Pauline M. and Reith, Frank and Dennis, Paul G. and Breed, Martin F. and Brown, Belinda and Brown, Mark V. and Brugger, Joel and Byrne, Margaret and Caddy-Retalic, Stefan and Carmody, Bernie and Coates, David J. and Correa, Carolina and Ferrari, Belinda C. and Gupta, Vadakattu V. S. R. and Hamonts, Kelly and Haslem, Asha and Hugenholtz, Philip and Karan, Mirko and Koval, Jason and Lowe, Andrew J. and Macdonald, Stuart and McGrath, Leanne and Martin, David and Morgan, Matt and North, Kristin I. and Paungfoo-Lonhienne, Chanyarat and Pendall, Elise and Phillips, Lori and Pirzl, Rebecca and Powell, Jeff R. and Ragan, Mark A. and Schmidt, Susanne and Seymour, Nicole and Snape, Ian and Stephen, John R. and Stevens, Matthew and Tinning, Matt and Williams, Kristen and Yeoh, Yun Kit and Zammit, Carla M. and Young, Andrew (2016) Introducing BASE: the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database. GigaScience, 5 (1). ISSN 2047-217X

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13742-016-0126-5


Microbial inhabitants of soils are important to ecosystem and planetary functions, yet there are large gaps in our knowledge of their diversity and ecology. The ‘Biomes of Australian Soil Environments’ (BASE) project has generated a database of microbial diversity with associated metadata across extensive environmental gradients at continental scale. As the characterisation of microbes rapidly expands, the BASE database provides an evolving platform for interrogating and integrating microbial diversity and function.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural ecology (General)
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science > Soil and crops. Soil-plant relationships. Soil productivity
Deposited On:30 May 2016 06:57
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