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Here is a link to NCBI definition page for the air package.



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Description of sample


The title for your sample.

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The free form descriptions of methods used to create the sequencing library.

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You must choose this from the NCBI's list found here. This is controlled vocabulary. Your choices are: activated carbon metagenome, activated sludge metagenome, air metagenome, anaerobic digester metagenome, ant fungus garden metagenome, aquatic metagenome, activated carbon metagenome, activated sludge metagenome, beach sand metagenome, biofilm metagenome, biofilter metagenome, biogas fermenter metagenome, bioreactor metagenome, bioreactor sludge metagenome, clinical metagenome, coal metagenome, compost metagenome, dust metagenome, fermentation metagenome, food fermentation metagenome, food metagenome, freshwater metagenome, freshwater sediment metagenome, groundwater metagenome, halite metagenome, hot springs metagenome, hydrocarbon metagenome, hydrothermal vent metagenome, hypersaline lake metagenome, ice metagenome, indoor metagenome, industrial waste metagenome, mangrove metagenome, marine metagenome, marine sediment metagenome, microbial mat metagenome, mine drainage metagenome, mixed culture metagenome, oil production facility metagenome, paper pulp metagenome, permafrost metagenome, plastisphere metagenome, power plant metagenome, retting rhizosphere metagenome, rock metagenome, salt lake metagenome, saltern metagenome, sediment metagenome, snow metagenome, soil metagenome, stromatolite metagenome, terrestrial metagenome, tomb wall metagenome, wastewater metagenome, wetland metagenome, whale fall metagenome, algae metagenome, ant metagenome, bat metagenome, beetle metagenome, bovine gut metagenome, bovine metagenome, chicken gut metagenome, coral metagenome, echinoderm metagenome, endophyte metagenome, epibiont metagenome, fish metagenome, fossil metagenome, gill metagenome, gut metagenome, honeybee metagenome, human gut metagenome, human lung metagenome, human metagenome, human nasal/pharyngeal metagenome, human oral metagenome, human skin metagenome, insect gut metagenome, insect metagenome, mollusc metagenome, mosquito metagenome, mouse gut metagenome, mouse metagenome, mouse skin metagenome, nematode metagenome, oral metagenome, phyllosphere metagenome, pig metagenome, plant metagenome, primate metagenome, rat metagenome, root metagenome, sea squirt metagenome, seed metagenome, shoot metagenome, skin metagenome, snake metagenome, sponge metagenome, stomach metagenome, symbiont metagenome, termite gut metagenome, termite metagenome, upper respiratory tract metagenome, urine metagenome, viral metagenome, wallaby gut metagenome, wasp metagenome, synthetic metagenome, metagenome. You can modify your choice after submission.


Date of sampling, in \"DD-Mmm-YYYY\", \"Mmm-YYYY\" or \"YYYY\" format (single instance, eg., 05-Oct-1990, Oct-1990 or 1990) or ISO 8601 standard \"YYYY-mm-dd\" or \"YYYY-mm-ddThh:mm:ss\" (eg. 1990-11-05 or 1990-11-05T14:41:36)

format: {timestamp}


Major class of ecologically similar communities of plants, animals, and other organisms (eg., desert, coral reef).

format: {term}


Geographical environmental feature (eg., harbor, lake).

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Geographical origin of the sample; use the appropriate name from this list http://www.insdc.org/documents/country-qualifier-vocabulary. Use a colon to separate the country or ocean from more detailed information about the location, eg \"Canada: Vancouver\" or \"Germany: halfway down Zugspitze, Alps\".

format: {term}:{term}:{text}


The geographical coordinates of the location where the sample was collected. Specify as degrees latitude and longitude in format \"d[d.dddd] N|S d[dd.dddd] W|E\", eg, 38.98 N 77.11 W.

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The matter displaced by the sample (eg., air, soil, water).

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The altitude of the sample is the vertical distance between Earth's surface above Sea Level and the sampled position in the air.

format: {float} m



The force per unit area exerted against a surface by the weight of air above that surface.

format: {float} {unit}


The carbon dioxide (gas) amount or concentration at the time of sampling.

format: {float} {unit}


The carbon monoxide (gas) amount or concentration at the time of sampling.

format: {float} {unit}


The list of chemical compounds administered to the host or site where sampling occurred, and when (e.g. antibiotics, N fertilizer, air filter); can include multiple compounds. For Chemical Entities of Biological Interest ontology (CHEBI) (v1.72), please see http://bioportal.bioontology.org/visualize/44603.

format: {term}; {timestamp}


The elevation of the sampling site as measured by the vertical distance from mean sea level.

format: {float} {unit}


The amount of water vapour in the air, at the time of sampling.

format: {float} {unit}


The methane (gas) amount or concentration at the time of sampling.

format: {float} {unit}


The total count of any organism per gram or volume of sample,should include name of organism followed by count; can include multiple organism counts.

format: {text};{float} {unit}


The oxygenation status of sample.

format: [, 'aerobic', 'anaerobic']


The oxygen (gas) amount or concentration at the time of sampling.

format: {float} {unit}


The type of perturbation, e.g. chemical administration, physical disturbance, etc., coupled with time that perturbation occurred; can include multiple perturbation types.

format: {text};{interval}


The pollutant types and, amount or concentrations measured at the time of sampling; can report multiple pollutants by entering numeric values preceded by name of pollutant.

format: {text};{float} {unit}


Aerobic or anaerobic

format: [, 'aerobe', 'anaerobe', 'facultative', 'microaerophilic', 'microanaerobe', 'obligate aerobe', 'obligate anaerobe']


The concentration of substances that remain suspended in the air, and comprise mixtures of organic and inorganic substances (PM10 and PM2.5); can report multiple PM's by entering numeric values preceded by name of PM

format: {text};{float} {unit}


Method or device employed for collecting sample

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Processing applied to the sample during or after isolation.

format: {text|term}


The sample salinity.

format: {float} {unit}


The sample size.

format: {float} {unit}


The sample storage duration.

format: {interval}


The sample storage location. Usually name of a specific freezer/room

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The sample storage temperature.

format: {float} {unit}


The amount of solar energy that arrives at a specific area of a surface during a specific time interval.

format: {float} {unit}


The temperature of the sample at time of sampling.

format: {float} {unit}


The ventilation rate of the system in the sampled premises.

format: {float} {unit}


The ventilation system used in the sampled premises.

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The concentration of carbon-based chemicals that easily evaporate at room temperature; can report multiple volatile organic compounds by entering numeric values preceded by name of compound.

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The wind direction is the direction from which a wind originates.

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The speed of wind measured at the time of sampling.

format: {float} {unit}


You may create your own optional fields to describe your sample.