Metagenomic survey of the taxonomic and functional microbial communities of seawater and sea ice from the Canadian Arctic

February 2017

Etienne Yergeau, Christine Michel, Julien Tremblay, Andrea Niemi, Thomas L. King, Joanne Wyglinski, Kenneth Lee, and Charles W. Greera

Scientists from Canada and Australia studied how climate change may be affecting microbial communities by performing metagenomic and 16S rRNA gene analysis of bacteria collected from Arctic sea ice and nearby sea water. The different habitats harbored very different microbial populations. Metagenomic sequencing was performed with the Ion Torrent PGM after size selection with the Pippin Prep system.

Sci Rep. 2017; 7: 42242

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