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Methylmercury in Antarctic Krill Microbiomes
Entry ID: USAP-1543412_1

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The goal of this project was to conduct a preliminary assessment of gut microbiomes in Antarctic krill (Euphasia superba) collected in coastal waters west of the Antarctic Peninsula and identify organisms potentially capable of catalyzing the production of methylmercury. DNA was extracted from composite krill digestive tracts and eukaryotic DNA removed. Prokaryotic microbial DNA extracted from krill digestive tracts was sequenced and gene libraries were constructed. Genera of anaerobic microorganisms which are known to support mercury methylation were identified.

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Description: NSF Award Abstract
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Version: 1
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2017-08-15T00:00:00.000Z
Stop Date: 2018-11-30T23:59:59.999Z
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Data Center
United States Antarctic Program Data Center
Data Center URL: http://www.usap-dc.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: Data Manager
Email: info at usap-dc.org
Contact Address:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
John Reinfelder
Email: reinfelder at envsci.rutgers.edu
Contact Address:
Rutgers University New Brunswick
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2019-04-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-09