Table of Contents: PLoS Biology: Ocean Metagenomics Collection


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The J. Craig Venter Institute's Global Ocean Sampling Expedition revealed an enormous amount of previously unexplored diversity in the world's oceans. In addition to the research articles, this collection includes commentary and analysis highlighting the achievements and challenges of this work.

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Web Seminar: J. Craig Venter discusses the Global Ocean Sampling expedition and analyses performed on the resulting data. Watch Video. Produced with support from Roche Applied Science.

Zoomable Poster: "Fragment Recruitment of GOS Data to Finished Microbial Genomes" accompanies the research article by Rusch DB, Halpern AL, Sutton G, and colleagues. View Interactive Poster. Produced with support from the J. Craig Venter Institute.

Related Links: J. Craig Venter Institute's Sorcerer II Expedition site, CAMERA database, Biocompare

Image Credit: Illustration by Giovanni Maki.


Global Ocean Sampling Collection

Hemai Parthasarathy, Emma Hill, Catriona MacCallum




Community Page

CAMERA: A Community Resource for Metagenomics

Rekha Seshadri, Saul A Kravitz, Larry Smarr, Paul Gilna, Marvin Frazier

Research Articles

The Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling Expedition: Northwest Atlantic through Eastern Tropical Pacific

Douglas B Rusch, Aaron L Halpern, Granger Sutton, Karla B Heidelberg, Shannon Williamson, Shibu Yooseph, Dongying Wu, Jonathan A Eisen, Jeff M Hoffman, Karin Remington, Karen Beeson, Bao Tran, Hamilton Smith, Holly Baden-Tillson, Clare Stewart, Joyce Thorpe, Jason Freeman, Cynthia Andrews-Pfannkoch, Joseph E Venter, Kelvin Li, Saul Kravitz, John F Heidelberg, Terry Utterback, Yu-Hui Rogers, Luisa I Falcón, Valeria Souza, Germán Bonilla-Rosso, Luis E Eguiarte, David M Karl, Shubha Sathyendranath, Trevor Platt, Eldredge Bermingham, Victor Gallardo, Giselle Tamayo-Castillo, Michael R Ferrari, Robert L Strausberg, Kenneth Nealson, Robert Friedman, Marvin Frazier, J. Craig Venter

The Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling Expedition: Expanding the Universe of Protein Families

Shibu Yooseph, Granger Sutton, Douglas B Rusch, Aaron L Halpern, Shannon J Williamson, Karin Remington, Jonathan A Eisen, Karla B Heidelberg, Gerard Manning, Weizhong Li, Lukasz Jaroszewski, Piotr Cieplak, Christopher S Miller, Huiying Li, Susan T Mashiyama, Marcin P Joachimiak, Christopher van Belle, John-Marc Chandonia, David A Soergel, Yufeng Zhai, Kannan Natarajan, Shaun Lee, Benjamin J Raphael, Vineet Bafna, Robert Friedman, Steven E Brenner, Adam Godzik, David Eisenberg, Jack E Dixon, Susan S Taylor, Robert L Strausberg, Marvin Frazier, J. Craig Venter

Structural and Functional Diversity of the Microbial Kinome

Natarajan Kannan, Susan S Taylor, Yufeng Zhai, J. Craig Venter, Gerard Manning

The Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling Expedition: Metagenomic Characterization of Viruses within Aquatic Microbial Samples

Shannon J. Williamson, Douglas B. Rusch, Shibu Yooseph, Aaron L. Halpern, Karla B. Heidelberg, John I. Glass, Cynthia Andrews-Pfannkoch, Douglas Fadrosh, Christopher S. Miller, Granger Sutton, Marvin Frazier, J. Craig Venter