To examine soil microbial functional gene diversity and causative factors in tropical rainforests, we used a microarray-based metagenomic tool named GeoChip 5.0 to profile it. We found that high microbial functional gene diversity and different soil microbial metabolic potential for biogeochemical processes were considered to exist in tropical rainforest. Soil available nitrogen was the most associated with soil microbial functional gene structure. Here, we mainly describe the experiment design, the data processing, and soil biogeochemical analyses attached to the study in details, which could be published on BMC microbiology Journal in 2015, whose raw data have been deposited in NCBI's Gene Expression Omnibus (accession number GSE69171).
Cong, J., Liu, X., Lu, H., Xu, H., Li, Y., Deng, Y., … Zhang, Y. (2015). Analyses of the influencing factors of soil microbial functional gene diversity in tropical rainforest based on GeoChip 5.0. Genomics Data, 5, 397–398. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gdata.2015.07.010