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The Ocean Barcode Atlas: a web service to explore the biodiversity and biogeography of marine organisms.
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  • Caroline Vernette,
  • Nicolas Henry,
  • Julien Lecubin,
  • Colomban de Vargas,
  • Pascal Hingamp,
  • Magali Lescot
Caroline Vernette
CNRS
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Nicolas Henry
Station Biologique de Roscoff
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Julien Lecubin
CNRS
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Colomban de Vargas
Station Biologique de Roscoff
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Pascal Hingamp
CNRS
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Magali Lescot
CNRS
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Abstract

The Ocean Barcode Atlas (OBA) is a user friendly web service designed for biologists who wish to explore the biodiversity and biogeography of marine organisms locked in otherwise difficult to mine planetary scale DNA metabarcode datasets. Using just a web browser, a comprehensive picture of the diversity of a taxon or a barcode sequence is visualized graphically on world maps and interactive charts. Interactive results panels allow dynamic threshold adjustments and the display of diversity results in their environmental context measured at the time of sampling (temperature, oxygen, latitude, etc.). Ecological analyses such as alpha and beta-diversity plots are produced via publication quality vector graphics representations. Currently, the Ocean Barcode Altas is deployed online with the i) Tara Oceans eukaryotic 18S-V9 rDNA metabarcodes, ii) Tara Oceans 16S/18S rRNA miTags, and iii) 16S-V4V5 metabarcodes collected during the Malaspina-2010 expedition. Additional prokaryotic or eukaryotic plankton barcode datasets will be added upon availability, given they provide the required complement of barcodes (including raw reads to compute barcode abundance) associated with their contextual environmental variables. Ocean Barcode Atlas is a freely-available web service at: http://oba.mio.osupytheas.fr/ocean-atlas/.

Peer review status:Published

21 Sep 2020Submitted to Molecular Ecology Resources
05 Oct 2020Submission Checks Completed
05 Oct 2020Assigned to Editor
05 Oct 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
23 Nov 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
24 Nov 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
09 Dec 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
09 Dec 20201st Revision Received
05 Jan 2021Editorial Decision: Accept
12 Jan 2021Published in Molecular Ecology Resources. 10.1111/1755-0998.13322