Table 2

Descriptions of the metagenomic datasets
Project name Source description Dominating phylum/phyla Reference
AntarcticaAquatic (AA)

Antarctica Aquatic Microbial Metagenome

(All Metagenomic Shotgun Reads)

Bacteroidetes, Proteobacteria [36]
AcidMine (AM)

Acid Mine Drainage Metagenome

(All Metagenomic Shotgun Reads)

Nitrospirae [30]
BisonMetagenome (BM)

Metagenome from Yellowstone Bison Hot Spring

(All Metagenomic Shotgun Reads)

Aquificae [37]
GOS

Global Ocean Sampling Expedition

(All Metagenomic Sequence Reads)

Proteobacteria [38]
GutlessWorm (GW)

Mediterranean Gutless Worm Metagenome

(All Metagenomic Sequence Reads)

Proteobacteria [39]
HumanGut (HG)

Human Distal Gut Biome project

(Assembled Sequences)

Firmicutes, Actinobacteria [40]
HOT

Microbial Community Genomics at the Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) station ALOHA

(All Metagenomic Sequence Reads)

Proteobacteria, Cyanobacteria [41]

The metagenomic datasets used in this paper are from the CAMERA website (http://camera.calit2.net/ webcite). Dominating phyla have sequences amounting to more than 20% of the total in the dataset.

Mao et al.

Mao et al. BMC Microbiology 2012 12:66   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-12-66

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