Bacteria of the genus Endozoicomonas dominate the microbiome of the Mediterranean gorgonian coral Eunicella cavolini

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/323558
Title:
Bacteria of the genus Endozoicomonas dominate the microbiome of the Mediterranean gorgonian coral Eunicella cavolini
Authors:
Bayer, T; Arif, C; Ferrier-Pagès, C; Zoccola, D; Aranda, Manuel ( 0000-0001-6673-016X ) ; Voolstra, Christian R. ( 0000-0003-4555-3795 )
Abstract:
Forming dense beds that provide the structural basis of a distinct ecosystem, the gorgonian Eunicella cavolini (Octocorallia) is an important species in the Mediterranean Sea. Despite the importance and prevalence of this temperate gorgonian, little is known about its microbial assemblage, although bacteria are well known to be important to hard and soft coral functioning. Here, we used massively parallel pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA genes to determine the composition and relative abundances of bacteria associated with E. cavolini collected from different depths at a site on the French Mediterranean coast. We found that whereas the bacterial assemblages of E. cavolini were distinct and less diverse than those of the surrounding water column, the water depth did not affect the bacterial assemblages of this gorgonian. Our data show that E. cavolini?s microbiome contains only a few shared species and that it is highly dominated by bacteria from the genus Endozoicomonas, a Gammaproteobacteria that is frequently found to associate with marine invertebrates.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Bayer T, Arif C, Ferrier-Pagès C, Zoccola D, Aranda M, et al. (2013) Bacteria of the genus Endozoicomonas dominate the microbiome of the Mediterranean gorgonian coral Eunicella cavolini. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 479: 75-84. doi:10.3354/meps10197.
Publisher:
Inter-Research Science Center
Journal:
Marine Ecology Progress Series
Issue Date:
8-Apr-2013
DOI:
10.3354/meps10197
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0171-8630; 1616-1599
Additional Links:
http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v479/p75-84/
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)

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dc.contributor.authorBayer, Ten
dc.contributor.authorArif, Cen
dc.contributor.authorFerrier-Pagès, Cen
dc.contributor.authorZoccola, Den
dc.contributor.authorAranda, Manuelen
dc.contributor.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T06:00:57Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-22T06:00:57Z-
dc.date.issued2013-04-08en
dc.identifier.citationBayer T, Arif C, Ferrier-Pagès C, Zoccola D, Aranda M, et al. (2013) Bacteria of the genus Endozoicomonas dominate the microbiome of the Mediterranean gorgonian coral Eunicella cavolini. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 479: 75-84. doi:10.3354/meps10197.en
dc.identifier.issn0171-8630en
dc.identifier.issn1616-1599en
dc.identifier.doi10.3354/meps10197en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/323558en
dc.description.abstractForming dense beds that provide the structural basis of a distinct ecosystem, the gorgonian Eunicella cavolini (Octocorallia) is an important species in the Mediterranean Sea. Despite the importance and prevalence of this temperate gorgonian, little is known about its microbial assemblage, although bacteria are well known to be important to hard and soft coral functioning. Here, we used massively parallel pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA genes to determine the composition and relative abundances of bacteria associated with E. cavolini collected from different depths at a site on the French Mediterranean coast. We found that whereas the bacterial assemblages of E. cavolini were distinct and less diverse than those of the surrounding water column, the water depth did not affect the bacterial assemblages of this gorgonian. Our data show that E. cavolini?s microbiome contains only a few shared species and that it is highly dominated by bacteria from the genus Endozoicomonas, a Gammaproteobacteria that is frequently found to associate with marine invertebrates.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInter-Research Science Centeren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v479/p75-84/en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Marine Ecology Progress Seriesen
dc.titleBacteria of the genus Endozoicomonas dominate the microbiome of the Mediterranean gorgonian coral Eunicella cavolinien
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalMarine Ecology Progress Seriesen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre Scientifique de Monaco, 98000 Monaco, Monacoen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorBayer, Tillen
kaust.authorArif, Chatchaniten
kaust.authorAranda, Manuelen
kaust.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
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