Metagenomic data of free cyanide and thiocyanate degrading bacterial communities

Lukhanyo Mekuto, Seteno K.O. Ntwampe, John B.N. Mudumbi, Enoch A. Akinpelu, Maxwell Mewa-Ngongang

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The data presented in this article contains the bacterial community structure of the free cyanide (CN-) and thiocyanate (SCN-) degrading organisms that were isolated from electroplating wastewater and synthetic SCN- containing wastewater. PCR amplification of the 16S rRNA V1-V3 regions was undertaken using the 27F and 518R oligonucleotide primers following the metacommunity DNA extraction procedure. The PCR amplicons were processed using the illumina® reaction kits as per manufacturer׳s instruction and sequenced using the illumina® MiSeq-2000, using the MiSeq V3 kit. The data was processed using bioinformatics tools such as QIIME and the raw sequence files are available via NCBI׳s Sequence Read Archive (SRA) database.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)738-741
Number of pages4
JournalData in Brief
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • 16S rRNA gene
  • Cyanide degrading organisms
  • Metagenomics
  • Thiocyanate degrading organisms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Multidisciplinary


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