Metagenomes from two microbial consortia associated with Santa Barbara seep oil

Mar Genomics. 2014 Dec;18 Pt B:97-9. doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2014.06.003. Epub 2014 Jun 20.


The metagenomes from two microbial consortia associated with natural oils seeping into the Pacific Ocean offshore the coast of Santa Barbara (California, USA) were determined to complement already existing metagenomes generated from microbial communities associated with hydrocarbons that pollute the marine ecosystem. This genomics resource article is the first of two publications reporting a total of four new metagenomes from oils that seep into the Santa Barbara Channel.

Keywords: Bioremediation; Hydrocarbon degradation; Marine ecosystem; Metagenomics; Natural oil seeps.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • California
  • DNA Primers / genetics
  • Gene Library
  • Metagenome / genetics*
  • Microbial Consortia / genetics*
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Petroleum Pollution*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA


  • DNA Primers