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Characterization of the epizoic microbiota of the Mediterranean sea turtles
Citation
Bosak, S.; Filek, K.; Faculty of Science. University of Zagreb: Croatia; Stazione Zoologica 'Anton Dohrn' of Naples (SZN): Italy; (2019): Characterization of the epizoic microbiota of the Mediterranean sea turtles. http://www.assembleplus.eu/information-system?module=dataset&dasid=6345

Archived data
Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
Sampling data on loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) and microbial composition of sea turtle-associated diatoms of skin and carapace. more

Sampling was done in the turtle rescue centre Anton Dorhn in Portici, Napoli during an ASSEMBLE Plus Transnational Access (TA) visit in May 2019. The external surfaces of eight turtles together with control samples from the rehabilitation pools were sampled and stored. Individual cells of diatoms were isolated and samples of 4 carapaces were studied using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Next to this relative abundance data of diatom species of the surface biofilm in these samples are generated in SZN using metagenomics (16S and 18S amplicon sequencing).

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, Diatom biofilms, epizoic biofilm, Loggerhead sea turtle, metagenomics, Scanning electron microscopy, MED, Mediterranean, MED, Tyrrhenian Sea, Bacillariophyta, Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
MED, Mediterranean [Marine Regions]
MED, Tyrrhenian Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
5 May 2019 - 15 May 2019

Taxonomic coverage
Bacillariophyta [WoRMS]
Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Contributors
Stazione Zoologica 'Anton Dohrn' of Naples (SZN), moredata creator
University of Zagreb; Faculty of Science; Department of Biology, moredata creator

Project
ASSEMBLE+: Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories Expanded, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: lab experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2019-10-15
Information last updated: 2020-04-16
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