The Australian Microbiome Initiative

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The Australian Microbiome initiative is a continental-scale, collaborative project aspiring to characterise the diversity and ecosystem service provision of the microorganisms inhabiting natural Australian ecosystems.

The initiative aims to develop an Australian microbial genomics resource for management, monitoring, and R&D purposes.

The Australian Microbiome consortium

The Australian Microbiome Initiative is an Australian wide collaboration founded on two established Bioplatforms Australia framework data initiatives: Marine Microbes and Biomes of Australian Soil Environments (BASE). The consortium involves researchers from more than 40 institutions supported by the following core partners:

Please use the following text for general acknowledgements of the initiative:

“We would like to acknowledge the contribution of the Australian Microbiome consortium in the generation of data used in this publication. The Australian Microbiome initiative is supported by funding from Bioplatforms Australia and the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) through the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), Parks Australia through the Bush Blitz program funded by the Australian Government and BHP, and the CSIRO”.

For acknowledgements of the BASE and Marine Microbes project see here

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