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Coral metagenome: bacterial associates of corals

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Coral metagenome: bacterial associates of corals
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Date Record Created
2017-12-12
Date Record Modified
2018-01-03
Language
English
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    Bacterial 16s rDNA sequencing of different tissues from the coral Acropora granulosa, from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) BioProject number PRJNA233450. Submitted by James Cook University.

    Data type: Random survey.

    Abstract [Related Publication]: Despite being one of the simplest metazoans, corals harbor some of the most highly diverse and abundant microbial communities. Differentiating core, symbiotic bacteria from this diverse host-associated consortium is essential for characterizing the functional contributions of bacteria but has not been possible yet. Here we characterize the coral core microbiome and demonstrate clear phylogenetic and functional divisions between the micro-scale, niche habitats within the coral host. In doing so, we discover seven distinct bacterial phylotypes that are universal to the core microbiome of coral species, separated by thousands of kilometres of oceans. The two most abundant phylotypes are co-localized specifically with the corals' endosymbiotic algae and symbiont-containing host cells. These bacterial symbioses likely facilitate the success of the dinoflagellate endosymbiosis with corals in diverse environmental regimes.

    The full methodology is available in the Open Access publication from the Related Publications link below.

     

Related Publications
  1. Ainsworth, Tracy D., Krause, Lutz, Bridge, Thomas, Torda, Gergely, Raina, Jean-Baptiste, Zakrzewski, Martha, Gates, Ruth D., Padilla-Gamino, Jacqueline L., Spalding, Heather L., Smith, Celia, Woolsey, Erika S., Bourne, David G., Bongaerts, Pim, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, and Leggat, Bill (2015) The coral core microbiome identifies rare bacterial taxa as ubiquitous endosymbionts. ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology, 9. pp. 2261-2274.
    Open Access
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  1. Managed by: Dr Tracy Ainsworth , tracy.ainsworth@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Marine Biology & Aquaculture
  2. Associated with: Dr Thomas Bridge , thomas.bridge@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Division of Tropical Environments & Societies
  3. Associated with: Dr Gergely Torda , gergely.torda@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Marine Biology & Aquaculture
  4. Associated with: Mr Jean-Baptiste Raina , jeanbaptiste.raina@jcu.edu.au , Marine Ecosystems & Impacts (223100), Division of Tropical Environments & Societies
  5. Associated with: Ms Erika Woolsey , erika.woolsey@jcu.edu.au
  6. Associated with: A/Prof William Leggat , bill.leggat@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, College of Science & Engineering, Comparative Genomics Centre
Primary Contact
Dr Tracy Ainsworth, tracy.ainsworth@jcu.edu.au
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Collaborators
  1. Lutz Krause, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
  2. Martha Zakrzewski, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
  3. Ruth D. Gates, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, USA
  4. Jacqueline L. Padilla-Gamino, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, USA
  5. Heather L. Spalding, University of Hawaii - Manoa, USA
  6. Celia Smith, University of Hawaii - Manoa, USA
  7. David G. Bourne, Australian Institute of Marine Science
  8. Pim Bongaerts, University of Queensland
  9. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 060504 - Microbial Ecology (060504)
  2. 060205 - Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 960808 - Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
Keywords
  1. environmental microbiology
  2. microbiome
  3. endosymbionts
  4. metagenomics
  5. Acropora granulosa
  6. rDNA sequences
  7. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
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NCBI places no restrictions on the use or distribution of data.
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open
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Online Locations
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/233450
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Citation
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Ainsworth, T.; Krause, L.; Bridge, T.; Torda, G.; Raina, J.; Zakrzewski, J.; Gates, R.; Padilla-Gamino, J.; Spalding, H.; Smith, C.; Woolsey, E.; Bourne, D.; Bongaerts, D.; Hoegh-Guldberg, O.; Leggat, W. (2014). Coral metagenome: bacterial associates of corals. James Cook University. (dataset). a3e8a0c5bbe4ef606012ecd6cb54e92f