Bacterial community dynamics are linked to patterns of coral heat tolerance

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/622869
Title:
Bacterial community dynamics are linked to patterns of coral heat tolerance
Authors:
Ziegler, Maren ( 0000-0003-2237-9261 ) ; Seneca, Francois O.; Yum, Lauren ( 0000-0003-2439-561X ) ; Palumbi, Stephen R.; Voolstra, Christian R. ( 0000-0003-4555-3795 )
Abstract:
Ocean warming threatens corals and the coral reef ecosystem. Nevertheless, corals can be adapted to their thermal environment and inherit heat tolerance across generations. In addition, the diverse microbes that associate with corals have the capacity for more rapid change, potentially aiding the adaptation of long-lived corals. Here, we show that the microbiome of reef corals is different across thermally variable habitats and changes over time when corals are reciprocally transplanted. Exposing these corals to thermal bleaching conditions changes the microbiome for heat-sensitive corals, but not for heat-tolerant corals growing in habitats with natural high heat extremes. Importantly, particular bacterial taxa predict the coral host response in a short-term heat stress experiment. Such associations could result from parallel responses of the coral and the microbial community to living at high natural temperatures. A competing hypothesis is that the microbial community and coral heat tolerance are causally linked.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Ziegler M, Seneca FO, Yum LK, Palumbi SR, Voolstra CR (2017) Bacterial community dynamics are linked to patterns of coral heat tolerance. Nature Communications 8: 14213. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms14213.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Communications
KAUST Grant Number:
FCC/1/1973-10-01; FCC/1/1973-18-01
Issue Date:
10-Feb-2017
DOI:
10.1038/ncomms14213
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2041-1723
Sponsors:
We thank Craig Michell (KAUST) for sequence library preparation, Yi Jin Liew (KAUST) and Sebastian Steinke (KAUST) for assistance with OTU mapping to metagenome function, Shobhit Agrawal (KAUST) for support with statistical analysis, Ivan Gromicho (KAUST) for implementing the concepts for Fig. 1 and KAUST Bioscience Core Lab for sequencing. Research reported in this publication was supported by baseline research funds to C.R.V. and Red Sea Research Center funded projects FCC/1/1973-10-01 and FCC/1/1973-18-01 by KAUST.
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http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14213
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorZiegler, Marenen
dc.contributor.authorSeneca, Francois O.en
dc.contributor.authorYum, Laurenen
dc.contributor.authorPalumbi, Stephen R.en
dc.contributor.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-12T13:38:49Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-12T13:38:49Z-
dc.date.issued2017-02-10en
dc.identifier.citationZiegler M, Seneca FO, Yum LK, Palumbi SR, Voolstra CR (2017) Bacterial community dynamics are linked to patterns of coral heat tolerance. Nature Communications 8: 14213. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms14213.en
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/ncomms14213en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622869-
dc.description.abstractOcean warming threatens corals and the coral reef ecosystem. Nevertheless, corals can be adapted to their thermal environment and inherit heat tolerance across generations. In addition, the diverse microbes that associate with corals have the capacity for more rapid change, potentially aiding the adaptation of long-lived corals. Here, we show that the microbiome of reef corals is different across thermally variable habitats and changes over time when corals are reciprocally transplanted. Exposing these corals to thermal bleaching conditions changes the microbiome for heat-sensitive corals, but not for heat-tolerant corals growing in habitats with natural high heat extremes. Importantly, particular bacterial taxa predict the coral host response in a short-term heat stress experiment. Such associations could result from parallel responses of the coral and the microbial community to living at high natural temperatures. A competing hypothesis is that the microbial community and coral heat tolerance are causally linked.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank Craig Michell (KAUST) for sequence library preparation, Yi Jin Liew (KAUST) and Sebastian Steinke (KAUST) for assistance with OTU mapping to metagenome function, Shobhit Agrawal (KAUST) for support with statistical analysis, Ivan Gromicho (KAUST) for implementing the concepts for Fig. 1 and KAUST Bioscience Core Lab for sequencing. Research reported in this publication was supported by baseline research funds to C.R.V. and Red Sea Research Center funded projects FCC/1/1973-10-01 and FCC/1/1973-18-01 by KAUST.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14213en
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dc.titleBacterial community dynamics are linked to patterns of coral heat toleranceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalNature Communicationsen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionHopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, 120 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, California 93950, USAen
kaust.authorZiegler, Marenen
kaust.authorYum, Laurenen
kaust.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
kaust.grant.numberFCC/1/1973-10-01en
kaust.grant.numberFCC/1/1973-18-01en
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