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Two hundred and fifty-four metagenome-assembled bacterial genomes from the bank vole gut microbiota (2020)

Lavrinienko, A., Tukalenko, E., Mousseau, T. A., Thompson, L. R., Knight, R., Mappes, T., & Watts, P. C. (2020). Two hundred and fifty-four metagenome-assembled bacterial genomes from the bank vole gut microbiota. Scientific Data, 7, Article 312. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-00656-2

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All authors or editors: Lavrinienko, Anton; Tukalenko, Eugene; Mousseau, Timothy A.; Thompson, Luke R.; Knight, Rob; Mappes, Tapio; Watts, Phillip C.

Journal or series: Scientific Data

eISSN: 2052-4463

Publication year: 2020

Publication date: 23/09/2020

Volume: 7

Article number: 312

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-00656-2

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72026


Vertebrate gut microbiota provide many essential services to their host. To better understand the diversity of such services provided by gut microbiota in wild rodents, we assembled metagenome shotgun sequence data from a small mammal, the bank vole Myodes glareolus (Rodentia, Cricetidae). We were able to identify 254 metagenome assembled genomes (MAGs) that were at least 50% (n = 133 MAGs), 80% (n = 77 MAGs) or 95% (n = 44 MAGs) complete. As typical for a rodent gut microbiota, these MAGs are dominated by taxa assigned to the phyla Bacteroidetes (n = 132 MAGs) and Firmicutes (n = 80), with some Spirochaetes (n = 15) and Proteobacteria (n = 11). Based on coverage over contigs, Bacteroidetes were estimated to be most abundant group, followed by Firmicutes, Spirochaetes and Proteobacteria. These draft bacterial genomes can be used freely to determine the likely functions of gut microbiota community composition in wild rodents.

Keywords: bacteria; genomics; microbial ecology; gastrointestinal microbiota; Clethrionomys glareolus

Free keywords: bacterial genomics; metagenomics; microbial ecology; sequencing

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