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dc.contributor.authorHadaidi, Ghaida A.
dc.contributor.authorRöthig, Till
dc.contributor.authorYum, Lauren
dc.contributor.authorZiegler, Maren
dc.contributor.authorArif, Chatchanit
dc.contributor.authorRoder, Cornelia
dc.contributor.authorBurt, John
dc.contributor.authorVoolstra, Christian R.
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-10T07:49:52Z
dc.date.available2017-04-10T07:49:52Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-31
dc.identifier.citationHadaidi G, Röthig T, Yum LK, Ziegler M, Arif C, et al. (2017) Stable mucus-associated bacterial communities in bleached and healthy corals of Porites lobata from the Arabian Seas. Scientific Reports 7: 45362. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep45362.
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/srep45362
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623107
dc.description.abstractCoral reefs are subject to coral bleaching manifested by the loss of endosymbiotic algae from coral host tissue. Besides algae, corals associate with bacteria. In particular, bacteria residing in the surface mucus layer are thought to mediate coral health, but their role in coral bleaching is unknown. We collected mucus from bleached and healthy Porites lobata colonies in the Persian/Arabian Gulf (PAG) and the Red Sea (RS) to investigate bacterial microbiome composition using 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. We found that bacterial community structure was notably similar in bleached and healthy corals, and the most abundant bacterial taxa were identical. However, fine-scale differences in bacterial community composition between the PAG and RS were present and aligned with predicted differences in sulfur- and nitrogen-cycling processes. Based on our data, we argue that bleached corals benefit from the stable composition of mucus bacteria that resemble their healthy coral counterparts and presumably provide a conserved suite of protective functions, but monitoring of post-bleaching survival is needed to further confirm this assumption. Conversely, fine-scale site-specific differences highlight flexibility of the bacterial microbiome that may underlie adjustment to local environmental conditions and contribute to the widespread success of Porites lobata.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe would like to thank the Coastal and Marine Resources Core Lab (CMOR) in KAUST and the Marine Biology Lab at NYUAD for their assistance and support in field operations. We thank Nils Rädecker for assistance with qPCR experiments and analysis, and Craig Michell for support with amplicon sequencing. This publication is based upon work supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under Award Nos FCC/1/1973-21-01 and FCC/1/1973-22-01.
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/articles/srep45362
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in the credit line; if the material is not included under the Creative Commons license, users will need to obtain permission from the license holder to reproduce the material. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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dc.titleStable mucus-associated bacterial communities in bleached and healthy corals of Porites lobata from the Arabian Seas
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentBioscience Program
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.identifier.journalScientific Reports
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dc.contributor.institutionCenter for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University Abu Dhabi, PO Box 129188, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
kaust.personHadaidi, Ghaida Ali Hassan
kaust.personRöthig, Till
kaust.personYum, Lauren
kaust.personZiegler, Maren
kaust.personArif, Chatchanit
kaust.personRoder, Cornelia
kaust.personVoolstra, Christian R.
kaust.grant.numberFCC/1/1973-21-01
kaust.grant.numberFCC/1/1973-22-01
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-13T15:48:37Z
dc.date.published-online2017-03-31
dc.date.published-print2017-12


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