The Australian Microbiome Initiative

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Introduction

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:

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