Microbiota composition and metabolomic profiles of the deep sea sponges Weberella bursa, Stryphnus fortis and Geodia barretti along a depth gradient

  • Karin Steffen (Creator)
  • Anak Indraningrat (Warmadewa University) (Creator)
  • Ida Erngren (Creator)
  • Jakob Haglöf (Creator)
  • Lisa Becking (Creator)
  • Hauke Smidt (Creator)
  • Igor Yashayaev (Creator)
  • Ellen Kenchington (Creator)
  • Curt Pettersson (Creator)
  • Paco Cárdenas (Creator)
  • Detmer Sipkema (Creator)



In this study we assessed prokaryotic community and metabolite profiles of the three deep sea sponges: W. bursa, S. fortis and G. barretti collected at the Davis Strait at depth range of 200 - 1400 m. Microbial composition was investigated using 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing by applying the Illumina MiSeq technology and metabolomic profiles were screened using UPLC-QTOF mass spectrometry. The overall aim of this study is to investigate to what extend depth influences microbial composition and metabolite profiles of the deep sea sponges.
Date made available25 Apr 2018
PublisherWageningen University


  • Raw sequence reads
  • deep sea sponges
  • Weberella bursa
  • Stryphnus fortis
  • Geodia barretti

Accession numbers

  • PRJNA453542
  • SRP142603
  • SRX3993926–SRX3993970

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