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SPRUCE: Phospholipid Fatty Acid (PLFA) Abundances, August 2021-June 2022


This data set provides the results for phospholipid fatty acid analysis (PLFA) of peat samples collected from ambient plots in the SPRUCE experiment site, with experimental plot samples still being processed. The samples used to generate this data set were collected on 2021-08-23 and 2022-06-21. This data set includes abundances for groups of lipids indicating total biomass, fungi, Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria, actinomycetes, and anaerobic bacteria. This data set contains one file in comma separate (*.csv) format. 

Samples: On each sampling date, cores extending to 200 cm were collected and subsampled at 10 cm intervals from 0 and 100 cm and 25 cm intervals below 100 cm depth in Plot 7 and 21. During the lipid extraction procedure, samples were pooled into the following depth increments in order to obtain sufficient material to achieve adequate lipid yield: 0-10, 10-20, 20-30, 30-50, 50-100, and 100-150, and 150-200 cm.


Buell, Z., M. Felice, J. Philips, S. Ottinger, K. Lowe, & J.L.M. Gutknecht. 2024. SPRUCE Phospholipid Fatty Acid (PLFA) Abundances, August 2021-June 2022. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TES SFA, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.




Monday, January 29, 2024

SPRUCE ID: spruce.112


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