Bacterial profiling of White Plague Disease in a comparative coral species framework.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/323580
Title:
Bacterial profiling of White Plague Disease in a comparative coral species framework.
Authors:
Roder, Cornelia; Arif, Chatchanit ( 0000-0001-5640-9970 ) ; Bayer, Till; Aranda, Manuel ( 0000-0001-6673-016X ) ; Daniels, Camille Arian ( 0000-0002-5227-5394 ) ; Shibl, Ahmed A. ( 0000-0002-8147-8406 ) ; Chavanich, Suchana; Voolstra, Christian R. ( 0000-0003-4555-3795 )
Abstract:
Coral reefs are threatened throughout the world. A major factor contributing to their decline is outbreaks and propagation of coral diseases. Due to the complexity of coral-associated microbe communities, little is understood in terms of disease agents, hosts and vectors. It is known that compromised health in corals is correlated with shifts in bacterial assemblages colonizing coral mucus and tissue. However, general disease patterns remain, to a large extent, ambiguous as comparative studies over species, regions, or diseases are scarce. Here, we compare bacterial assemblages of samples from healthy (HH) colonies and such displaying signs of White Plague Disease (WPD) of two different coral species (Pavona duerdeni and Porites lutea) from the same reef in Koh Tao, Thailand, using 16S rRNA gene microarrays. In line with other studies, we found an increase of bacterial diversity in diseased (DD) corals, and a higher abundance of taxa from the families that include known coral pathogens (Alteromonadaceae, Rhodobacteraceae, Vibrionaceae). In our comparative framework analysis, we found differences in microbial assemblages between coral species and coral health states. Notably, patterns of bacterial community structures from HH and DD corals were maintained over species boundaries. Moreover, microbes that differentiated the two coral species did not overlap with microbes that were indicative of HH and DD corals. This suggests that while corals harbor distinct species-specific microbial assemblages, disease-specific bacterial abundance patterns exist that are maintained over coral species boundaries.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Roder C, Arif C, Bayer T, Aranda M, Daniels C, et al. (2014) Bacterial profiling of White Plague Disease in a comparative coral species framework. ISME J 8: 31-39. doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.127.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
The ISME Journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2014
DOI:
10.1038/ismej.2013.127
PubMed ID:
23924783
PubMed Central ID:
PMC3869008
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1751-7370
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http://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/v8/n1/full/ismej2013127a.html; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3869008/
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Reef Genomics, part of the Global Ocean Genome Project

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dc.contributor.authorRoder, Corneliaen
dc.contributor.authorArif, Chatchaniten
dc.contributor.authorBayer, Tillen
dc.contributor.authorAranda, Manuelen
dc.contributor.authorDaniels, Camille Arianen
dc.contributor.authorShibl, Ahmed A.en
dc.contributor.authorChavanich, Suchanaen
dc.contributor.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T12:38:13Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-22T12:38:13Z-
dc.date.issued2014-01en
dc.identifier.citationRoder C, Arif C, Bayer T, Aranda M, Daniels C, et al. (2014) Bacterial profiling of White Plague Disease in a comparative coral species framework. ISME J 8: 31-39. doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.127.en
dc.identifier.issn1751-7370en
dc.identifier.pmid23924783en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/ismej.2013.127en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/323580en
dc.description.abstractCoral reefs are threatened throughout the world. A major factor contributing to their decline is outbreaks and propagation of coral diseases. Due to the complexity of coral-associated microbe communities, little is understood in terms of disease agents, hosts and vectors. It is known that compromised health in corals is correlated with shifts in bacterial assemblages colonizing coral mucus and tissue. However, general disease patterns remain, to a large extent, ambiguous as comparative studies over species, regions, or diseases are scarce. Here, we compare bacterial assemblages of samples from healthy (HH) colonies and such displaying signs of White Plague Disease (WPD) of two different coral species (Pavona duerdeni and Porites lutea) from the same reef in Koh Tao, Thailand, using 16S rRNA gene microarrays. In line with other studies, we found an increase of bacterial diversity in diseased (DD) corals, and a higher abundance of taxa from the families that include known coral pathogens (Alteromonadaceae, Rhodobacteraceae, Vibrionaceae). In our comparative framework analysis, we found differences in microbial assemblages between coral species and coral health states. Notably, patterns of bacterial community structures from HH and DD corals were maintained over species boundaries. Moreover, microbes that differentiated the two coral species did not overlap with microbes that were indicative of HH and DD corals. This suggests that while corals harbor distinct species-specific microbial assemblages, disease-specific bacterial abundance patterns exist that are maintained over coral species boundaries.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/v8/n1/full/ismej2013127a.htmlen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3869008/en
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The ISME journalen
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen
dc.subject.meshAnthozoaen
dc.subject.meshBacteriaen
dc.subject.meshBacterial Physiological Phenomenaen
dc.subject.meshBiodiversityen
dc.subject.meshMolecular Sequence Dataen
dc.subject.meshRNA, Ribosomal, 16Sen
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen
dc.subject.meshAnthozoaen
dc.subject.meshBacteriaen
dc.subject.meshBacterial Physiological Phenomenaen
dc.subject.meshBiodiversityen
dc.subject.meshMolecular Sequence Dataen
dc.subject.meshRNA, Ribosomal, 16Sen
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen
dc.subject.meshAnthozoaen
dc.subject.meshBacteriaen
dc.subject.meshBacterial Physiological Phenomenaen
dc.subject.meshBiodiversityen
dc.subject.meshMolecular Sequence Dataen
dc.subject.meshRNA, Ribosomal, 16Sen
dc.titleBacterial profiling of White Plague Disease in a comparative coral species framework.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalThe ISME Journalen
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3869008en
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Reef Biology Research Group, Bangkok, Thailand.en
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorRoder, Corneliaen
kaust.authorArif, Chatchaniten
kaust.authorBayer, Tillen
kaust.authorAranda, Manuelen
kaust.authorDaniels, Camille Arianen
kaust.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
kaust.authorShibl, Ahmed A.en

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