Data from: Home-made cost effective preservation buffer is a better alternative to commercial preservation methods for microbiome research

Sebastian Menke, Mark A. F. Gillingham, Kerstin Wilhelm & Simone Sommer
The investigation of wildlife gastrointestinal microbiomes by next-generation sequencing approaches is a growing field in microbial ecology and conservation. Such studies often face difficulties in sample preservation if neither freezing facilities nor liquid nitrogen (LQN) are readily available. Thus, in order to prevent microbial community changes because of bacterial growth after sampling, preservation buffers need to be applied to samples. However, the amount of microbial community variation attributable to the different preservation treatments and potentially...
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