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Identification of an aquaculture poriferan "Pest with Potential" and its phylogenetic implications

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dc.contributor Univ Western Australia
dc.contributor Dept Earth & Environmental Sci
dc.contributor Indian Ocean Marine Res Ctr
dc.contributor Geobioctr
dc.contributor University Of Western Australia
dc.contributor Biodivers Program
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Griffith University
dc.contributor Leiden Univ
dc.contributor Naturalis Biodivers Ctr
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor University Of Auckland
dc.contributor Griffith Inst Drug Discovery
dc.contributor Queensland Museum
dc.contributor Snsb Bavarian State Collect Palaeontol & Geol
dc.contributor Griffith Univ
dc.contributor Inst Environm Sci
dc.contributor University Of Munich
dc.contributor Leiden University
dc.contributor Naturalis Biodiversity Center
dc.contributor Univ Auckland
dc.contributor Sch Biol Sci
dc.contributor Dept Zool
dc.contributor Ludwig Maximilians Univ Munchen ERPENBECK, DIRK GALITZ, ADRIAN COOK, STEVE DE C. EKINS, MERRICK HOOPER, JOHN N. A. NAUMANN, PETER T. DE VOOGD, NICOLE J. WAHAB, MUHAMMAD ABDUL WOERHEIDE, GERT 2018-10-28T18:57:57Z 2018-10-28T18:57:57Z 2019-07-08T02:36:01Z 2018-10-28T18:57:57Z 2018-10-28T18:57:57Z 2019-07-08T02:36:01Z 2018-09-24
dc.identifier.citation Galitz A, Cook SD, Ekins M, Hooper JNA, Naumann PT, de Voogd NJ, Abdul Wahab M, Worheide G, Erpenbeck D (2018) Identification of an aquaculture poriferan "Pest with Potential" and its phylogenetic implications. PeerJ 6:e5586
dc.identifier.issn 2167-8359
dc.description.abstract Correct identification and classification of sponges is challenging due to ambiguous or misleading morphological features. A particular case is a blue keratose sponge occasionally referred to as the "Blue Photo Sponge" among aquarists, which appears frequently (and in several cases unintended) in private aquaria. This spicule-less species, occasionally specified as Collospongia auris Bergquist, Cambie & Kernan 1990, not only displays a high phenotypic plasticity in growth form and colour, it also proliferates in aquacultures under standard conditions unlike most other sponges. Therefore, this species is regarded as a pest for most aquarists. In turn, the ease of cultivation and propagation in aquacultures qualifies this species as a model organism for a wide array of scientific applications. For these purposes, correct identification and classification are indispensable. We reconstructed ribosomal gene trees and determined this species as Lendenfeldia chondrodes (De Laubenfels, 1954) (Phyllospongiinae), distant to Collospongia auris, and corroborated by skeletal features. Additionally, the resulting phylogeny corroborated major shortcomings of the current Phyllospongiinae classification-its consequences are discussed.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by a Temminck fellowship to Dirk Erpenbeck granted from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden the Netherlands (2011), and funded through the LMU Munich's Institutional Strategy LMUexcellent within the framework of the German Excellence Initiative and by the German Research Foundation (DFG, Grant No. Wo896/19-1 within SPP 1991 TaxonOMICS) to Gert Worheide. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
dc.language English
dc.subject Molecular Taxonomy
dc.subject Keratosa
dc.subject Science & Technology - Other Topics
dc.subject Blocks
dc.subject Cultivation
dc.subject Multidisciplinary Sciences
dc.subject Lendenfeldia Chondrodes
dc.subject Aquaria Sponge
dc.subject Models
dc.subject Model Organism
dc.subject Aquaria
dc.subject Taxonomy
dc.subject Collospongia Auris
dc.subject Porifera
dc.subject Tool
dc.subject Light
dc.subject Scalarane Sesterterpenes
dc.subject Demospongiae
dc.subject Sequence Alignment
dc.subject Keratose Sponges
dc.subject Sponges
dc.title Identification of an aquaculture poriferan "Pest with Potential" and its phylogenetic implications
dc.type journal article
dc.identifier.doi 10.7717/peerj.5586
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000446941800002

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