The ReFuGe 2020 Consortium—using “omics” approaches to explore the adaptability and resilience of coral holobionts to environmental change

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Title:
The ReFuGe 2020 Consortium—using “omics” approaches to explore the adaptability and resilience of coral holobionts to environmental change
Authors:
Voolstra, Christian R. ( 0000-0003-4555-3795 ) ; Miller, David J.; Ragan, Mark A.; Hoffmann, Ary A.; Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove; Bourne, David G.; Ball, Eldon E.; Ying, Hua; Forêt, Sylvain; Takahashi, Shunichi; Weynberg, Karen D.; van Oppen, Madeleine J H; Morrow, Kathleen; Chan, Cheong Xin; Rosic, Nedeljka; Leggat, William; Sprungala, Susanne; Imelfort, Michael; Tyson, Gene W.; Kassahn, Karin S.; Lundgren, Petra B.; Beeden, Roger J.; Ravasi, Timothy; Berumen, Michael L. ( 0000-0003-2463-2742 ) ; Abal, Eva; Fyffe, Theresa
Abstract:
Human-induced environmental changes have been linked directly with loss of biodiversity. Coral reefs, which have been severely impacted by anthropogenic activities over the last few decades, exemplify this global problem and provide an opportunity to develop research addressing key knowledge gaps through
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Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Program; KAUST Environmental Epigenetics Research Program (KEEP)
Citation:
The ReFuGe 2020 Consortium—using “omics” approaches to explore the adaptability and resilience of coral holobionts to environmental change (2015). Frontiers in Marine Science 2. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2015.00068.
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Frontiers Media SA
Journal:
Frontiers in Marine Science
Issue Date:
6-Jul-2017
DOI:
10.3389/fmars.2015.00068
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2296-7745
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Human-induced environmental changes have been linked directly with loss of biodiversity. Coral reefs, which have been severely impacted by anthropogenic activities over the last few decades, exemplify this global problem and provide an opportunity to develop research addressing key knowledge gaps through “omics”-based approaches. While many stressors, e.g., global warming, ocean acidification, overfishing, and coastal development have been identified, there is an urgent need to understand how corals function at a basic level in order to conceive strategies for mitigating future reef loss. In this regard, availability of fully sequenced genomes has been immensely valuable in providing answers to questions of organismal biology. Given that corals are metaorganisms comprised of the coral animal host, its intracellular photosynthetic algae, and associated microbiota (i.e., bacteria, archaea, fungi, viruses), these efforts must focus on entire coral holobionts. The Reef Future Genomics 2020 (ReFuGe 2020) Consortium has formed to sequence hologenomes of 10 coral species representing different physiological or functional groups to provide foundation data for coral reef adaptation research that is freely available to the research community.
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dc.contributor.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
dc.contributor.authorMiller, David J.en
dc.contributor.authorRagan, Mark A.en
dc.contributor.authorHoffmann, Ary A.en
dc.contributor.authorHoegh-Guldberg, Oveen
dc.contributor.authorBourne, David G.en
dc.contributor.authorBall, Eldon E.en
dc.contributor.authorYing, Huaen
dc.contributor.authorForêt, Sylvainen
dc.contributor.authorTakahashi, Shunichien
dc.contributor.authorWeynberg, Karen D.en
dc.contributor.authorvan Oppen, Madeleine J Hen
dc.contributor.authorMorrow, Kathleenen
dc.contributor.authorChan, Cheong Xinen
dc.contributor.authorRosic, Nedeljkaen
dc.contributor.authorLeggat, Williamen
dc.contributor.authorSprungala, Susanneen
dc.contributor.authorImelfort, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorTyson, Gene W.en
dc.contributor.authorKassahn, Karin S.en
dc.contributor.authorLundgren, Petra B.en
dc.contributor.authorBeeden, Roger J.en
dc.contributor.authorRavasi, Timothyen
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
dc.contributor.authorAbal, Evaen
dc.contributor.authorFyffe, Theresaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-12T07:20:55Z-
dc.date.available2017-07-12T07:20:55Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-06en
dc.identifier.citationThe ReFuGe 2020 Consortium—using “omics” approaches to explore the adaptability and resilience of coral holobionts to environmental change (2015). Frontiers in Marine Science 2. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2015.00068.en
dc.identifier.issn2296-7745en
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fmars.2015.00068en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625189-
dc.description.abstractHuman-induced environmental changes have been linked directly with loss of biodiversity. Coral reefs, which have been severely impacted by anthropogenic activities over the last few decades, exemplify this global problem and provide an opportunity to develop research addressing key knowledge gaps throughen
dc.description.sponsorshipHuman-induced environmental changes have been linked directly with loss of biodiversity. Coral reefs, which have been severely impacted by anthropogenic activities over the last few decades, exemplify this global problem and provide an opportunity to develop research addressing key knowledge gaps through “omics”-based approaches. While many stressors, e.g., global warming, ocean acidification, overfishing, and coastal development have been identified, there is an urgent need to understand how corals function at a basic level in order to conceive strategies for mitigating future reef loss. In this regard, availability of fully sequenced genomes has been immensely valuable in providing answers to questions of organismal biology. Given that corals are metaorganisms comprised of the coral animal host, its intracellular photosynthetic algae, and associated microbiota (i.e., bacteria, archaea, fungi, viruses), these efforts must focus on entire coral holobionts. The Reef Future Genomics 2020 (ReFuGe 2020) Consortium has formed to sequence hologenomes of 10 coral species representing different physiological or functional groups to provide foundation data for coral reef adaptation research that is freely available to the research community.en
dc.publisherFrontiers Media SAen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2015.00068/fullen
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectAdaptationen
dc.subjectCoral reef ecosystemen
dc.subjectGlobal environmental changeen
dc.subjectGreat Barrier Reefen
dc.subjectHolobionten
dc.subjectMetaorganismen
dc.subjectRed Seaen
dc.subjectResilienceen
dc.titleThe ReFuGe 2020 Consortium—using “omics” approaches to explore the adaptability and resilience of coral holobionts to environmental changeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Mathematics and Computational Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Environmental Epigenetics Research Program (KEEP)en
dc.identifier.journalFrontiers in Marine Scienceen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Comparative Genomics Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionARC Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Genetics and Zoology, Bio21 Institute, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionGlobal Change Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionAustralian Institute of Marine Science, Centre for Marine Microbiology and Genetics, Townsville, QLD, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDivision of Evolution, Ecology and Genetics, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDivision of Environmental Photobiology, National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japanen
dc.contributor.institutionARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Centre for Marine Microbiology and Genetics, Townsville, QLD, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of BioSciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionAustralian Centre for Ecogenomics, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionGreat Barrier Reef Foundation, Brisbane, QLD, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionSA Pathology, Women's and Children's Hospital, North Adelaide, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville, QLD, Australiaen
kaust.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
kaust.authorBeeden, Roger J.en
kaust.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
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