MIxS-SA: a MIxS extension defining the minimum information standard for sequence data from symbiont-associated micro-organisms
Brindley, Paul J.
Knoll, Laura J.
Kohl, Kevin D.
Martínez, Joaquín Martínez
Perkins, Susan L.
Schriml, Lynn M.
Walls, Ramona L.
Nature Publishing Group UK
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Jorge, F., Brealey, J. C., Brindley, P. J., Buysse, M., Cantacessi, C., Duron, O., Fichorova, R., et al. (2022). MIxS-SA: a MIxS extension defining the minimum information standard for sequence data from symbiont-associated micro-organisms. [Other]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43705-022-00092-w
Funder: Marsden Fund (Royal Society of New Zealand).
Funder: US NIH (grant reference number: RO1CA164719)
Funder: FEDER (Grant reference number: InFoBioS n°EX011185)
Funder: US NIH (Grant reference number: R01AI144016-01)
Funder: EU horizon 2020 (Grant reference number: 773830)
Abstract: The symbiont-associated (SA) environmental package is a new extension to the minimum information about any (x) sequence (MIxS) standards, established by the Parasite Microbiome Project (PMP) consortium, in collaboration with the Genomics Standard Consortium. The SA was built upon the host-associated MIxS standard, but reflects the nestedness of symbiont-associated microbiota within and across host-symbiont-microbe interactions. This package is designed to facilitate the collection and reporting of a broad range of metadata information that apply to symbionts such as life history traits, association with one or multiple host organisms, or the nature of host-symbiont interactions along the mutualism-parasitism continuum. To better reflect the inherent nestedness of all biological systems, we present a novel feature that allows users to co-localize samples, to nest a package within another package, and to identify replicates. Adoption of the MIxS-SA and of the new terms will facilitate reports of complex sampling design from a myriad of environments.
Brief Communication, /631/326/2565/2134, /631/208/212, brief-communication
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s43705-022-00092-w
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.80981