Coral microbial community dynamics in response to anthropogenic impacts near a major city in the central Red Sea

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/592890
Title:
Coral microbial community dynamics in response to anthropogenic impacts near a major city in the central Red Sea
Authors:
Ziegler, Maren ( 0000-0003-2237-9261 ) ; Roik, Anna Krystyna ( 0000-0002-8293-8339 ) ; Porter, Adam ( 0000-0002-8493-3216 ) ; Zubier, Khalid ( 0000-0002-5137-5166 ) ; Mudarris, Mohammed S.; Ormond, Rupert; Voolstra, Christian R. ( 0000-0003-4555-3795 )
Abstract:
Coral-associated bacteria play an increasingly recognized part in coral health. We investigated the effect of local anthropogenic impacts on coral microbial communities on reefs near Jeddah, the largest city on the Saudi Arabian coast of the central Red Sea. We analyzed the bacterial community structure of water and corals (Pocillopora verrucosa and Acropora hemprichii) at sites that were relatively unimpacted, exposed to sedimentation & local sewage, or in the discharge area of municipal wastewaters. Coral microbial communities were significantly different at impacted sites: in both corals the main symbiotic taxon decreased in abundance. In contrast, opportunistic bacterial families, such as e.g. Vibrionaceae and Rhodobacteraceae, were more abundant in corals at impacted sites. In conclusion, microbial community response revealed a measurable footprint of anthropogenic impacts to coral ecosystems close to Jeddah, even though the corals appeared visually healthy.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Citation:
Coral microbial community dynamics in response to anthropogenic impacts near a major city in the central Red Sea 2016 Marine Pollution Bulletin
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Marine Pollution Bulletin
Issue Date:
4-Jan-2016
DOI:
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.12.045
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0025326X
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0025326X15302496
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorZiegler, Marenen
dc.contributor.authorRoik, Anna Krystynaen
dc.contributor.authorPorter, Adamen
dc.contributor.authorZubier, Khaliden
dc.contributor.authorMudarris, Mohammed S.en
dc.contributor.authorOrmond, Ruperten
dc.contributor.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-06T06:19:18Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-06T06:19:18Zen
dc.date.issued2016-01-04en
dc.identifier.citationCoral microbial community dynamics in response to anthropogenic impacts near a major city in the central Red Sea 2016 Marine Pollution Bulletinen
dc.identifier.issn0025326Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.12.045en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/592890en
dc.description.abstractCoral-associated bacteria play an increasingly recognized part in coral health. We investigated the effect of local anthropogenic impacts on coral microbial communities on reefs near Jeddah, the largest city on the Saudi Arabian coast of the central Red Sea. We analyzed the bacterial community structure of water and corals (Pocillopora verrucosa and Acropora hemprichii) at sites that were relatively unimpacted, exposed to sedimentation & local sewage, or in the discharge area of municipal wastewaters. Coral microbial communities were significantly different at impacted sites: in both corals the main symbiotic taxon decreased in abundance. In contrast, opportunistic bacterial families, such as e.g. Vibrionaceae and Rhodobacteraceae, were more abundant in corals at impacted sites. In conclusion, microbial community response revealed a measurable footprint of anthropogenic impacts to coral ecosystems close to Jeddah, even though the corals appeared visually healthy.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0025326X15302496en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Marine Pollution Bulletin. Under a Creative Commons license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectCoral reefen
dc.subjectEnvironmental impacten
dc.subjectRed Seaen
dc.subjectPollutionen
dc.subjectSedimentationen
dc.subjectBacterial communityen
dc.titleCoral microbial community dynamics in response to anthropogenic impacts near a major city in the central Red Seaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalMarine Pollution Bulletinen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionCollege of Life and Environmental Sciences: Biosciences, Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QD, United Kingdomen
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Marine Science, King Abdulaziz University, PO Box 80207, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Marine Biotechnology and Biodiversity, School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland, United Kingdomen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorZiegler, Marenen
kaust.authorRoik, Anna Krystynaen
kaust.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
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