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  • Two sediment depth cores were collected from the River Esk estuary during low tide near the town of Ravenglass, UK. Cores were collected by the University of Manchester. Cores were sliced at 1 cm intervals from 0 - 10 cm, and at 2 cm intervals thereafter. Slicing was performed in an anaerobic bag. Samples were transferred to Newcastle University for DNA extraction. A total of 19 samples were extracted for core 1, and 18 samples extracted for core 2.

  • Soil depth core collected from the Needle’s Eye site in Dumfries, Scotland. Clear plastic depth core was lowered into a bog within the site, excised, and capped at the top and bottom. Core was sliced at 1 cm intervals at the University of Manchester in an anaerobic bag. A total of 42 samples were generated. Soil samples were returned to Newcastle University.

  • This dataset identified bacteria able to grow in the presence of several Antibiotics in a British agricultural soil, by DNA stable isotope probing (SIP). The dataset was created with samples of the 'heavy' and 'light' fractions of the treatments and also from control soils. The 16S rRNA genes from these samples were amplified and sequenced by barcoded Illumina sequencing. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primers 515FB (GTGYCAGCMGCCGCGGTAA) and 806RB (GGACTACNVGGGTWTCTAAT) from the Earth Microbiome project targeting the V4 region of the 16S rRNA gene (approximately 250 nucleotides) were used. Library preparation and sequencing was performed at the National Oceanographic Centre (NOC) of the University of Southampton, UK, following methodologies described by Caporaso et al. (2012). Samples were pooled in an equimolar concentration and sequenced on separate runs for MiSeq using a 2 bp x 300 bp paired end protocol.