Krill-associated bacterial communities characterised by high-throughput DNA sequencing of the 16S ribosomal RNA gene. The data is decribed in 'Clarke LJ, Suter L, King R, Bissett A and Deagle BE (2019) Antarctic Krill Are Reservoirs for Distinct Southern Ocean Microbial Communities. Front. Microbiol. 9:3226. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.03226' available here: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2018.03226/full
To characterise the bacterial communities in different krill tissues, and compare them with those in the surrounding seawater.
Several fecal, stomach and digestive gland samples had low sequencing depth, and could have a high proportion of contaminant bacteria. See the article and supplementary material for more detail.
These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Clarke LJ, Suter L, King R, Bissett A and Deagle BE (2019), Antarctic Krill Are Reservoirs for Distinct Southern Ocean Microbial Communities., Front. Microbiol., 9, 3226, doi:doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.03226