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Investigations on microbial diversity of Jakrem hot spring, Meghalaya, India using cultivation-independent approach

Panda, Amrita Kumari, Bisht, Satpal Singh, Kumar, Nachimuthu Senthil, De Mandal, Surajit
Genomics Data 2015 v.4 pp. 156-157
Chloroflexi, Cyanobacteria, Firmicutes, bacteria, bacterial communities, databases, hot springs, metagenomics, people, ribosomal DNA, India
Jakrem hot water spring is located in the West Khasi Hill District of the state of Meghalaya, and is one of the most popular hot springs of the state. There is a populist belief among the inhabitants and people that the hot spring water has got curative properties against various skin ailments. This is the first report on V3 hyper-variable region of 16S rDNA metagenome sequence employing Illumina platform to profile the microbial community of this less known hot spring from Meghalaya, India. Metagenome comprised of 10, 74,120 raw sequences with a sequence length of 151bp and 56.35% G+C content. Metagenome sequence information is now available at NCBI, SRA database accession no. SRP056897. A total of 8, 77, 364 pre-processed reads were clustered into 694 OTUs (operational taxonomical units) comprising of 14 bacterial phyla including unknown phylum demonstrating 49 families. Hot spring bacterial community is dominated by Firmicutes (61.60%), Chloroflexi (21.37%), Cyanobacteria (12.96%) and unclassified bacteria (1.2%) respectively.