Nitrogen cycling in corals: the key to understanding holobiont functioning?

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/550162
Title:
Nitrogen cycling in corals: the key to understanding holobiont functioning?
Authors:
Rädecker, Nils; Pogoreutz, Claudia; Voolstra, Christian R. ( 0000-0003-4555-3795 ) ; Wiedenmann, Jörg; Wild, Christian
Abstract:
Corals are animals that form close mutualistic associations with endosymbiotic photosynthetic algae of the genus Symbiodinium. Together they provide the calcium carbonate framework of coral reef ecosystems. The importance of the microbiome (i.e., bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses) to holobiont functioning has only recently been recognized. Given that growth and density of Symbiodinium within the coral host is highly dependent on nitrogen availability, nitrogen-cycling microbes may be of fundamental importance to the stability of the coral–algae symbiosis and holobiont functioning, in particular under nutrient-enriched and -depleted scenarios. We summarize what is known about nitrogen cycling in corals and conclude that disturbance of microbial nitrogen cycling may be tightly linked to coral bleaching and disease.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Nitrogen cycling in corals: the key to understanding holobiont functioning? 2015 Trends in Microbiology
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Trends in Microbiology
Issue Date:
Apr-2015
DOI:
10.1016/j.tim.2015.03.008
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0966842X
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http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0966842X1500075X
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)

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dc.contributor.authorRädecker, Nilsen
dc.contributor.authorPogoreutz, Claudiaen
dc.contributor.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
dc.contributor.authorWiedenmann, Jörgen
dc.contributor.authorWild, Christianen
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-15T14:02:42Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-15T14:02:42Zen
dc.date.issued2015-04en
dc.identifier.citationNitrogen cycling in corals: the key to understanding holobiont functioning? 2015 Trends in Microbiologyen
dc.identifier.issn0966842Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tim.2015.03.008en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/550162en
dc.description.abstractCorals are animals that form close mutualistic associations with endosymbiotic photosynthetic algae of the genus Symbiodinium. Together they provide the calcium carbonate framework of coral reef ecosystems. The importance of the microbiome (i.e., bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses) to holobiont functioning has only recently been recognized. Given that growth and density of Symbiodinium within the coral host is highly dependent on nitrogen availability, nitrogen-cycling microbes may be of fundamental importance to the stability of the coral–algae symbiosis and holobiont functioning, in particular under nutrient-enriched and -depleted scenarios. We summarize what is known about nitrogen cycling in corals and conclude that disturbance of microbial nitrogen cycling may be tightly linked to coral bleaching and disease.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0966842X1500075Xen
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Trends in Microbiology. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Trends in Microbiology, 10 April 2015, DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2015.03.008en
dc.subjectcoral bleachingen
dc.subjectcoral diseaseen
dc.subjectcoral holobionten
dc.subjectnutrient limitationen
dc.subjectSymbiodiniumen
dc.subjectsymbiosisen
dc.titleNitrogen cycling in corals: the key to understanding holobiont functioning?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalTrends in Microbiologyen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionCoral Reef Ecology Group (CORE), Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, 28359 Bremen, Germanyen
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Biology and Chemistry, University of Bremen, 28334 Bremen, Germanyen
dc.contributor.institutionCoral Reef Laboratory, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UKen
kaust.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
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