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In situ responses of the sponge microbiome to ocean acidification

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dc.contributor Victoria Univ Wellington
dc.contributor Indian Ocean Marine Res Ctr
dc.contributor University Of Western Australia
dc.contributor Univ Western Australia
dc.contributor Victoria University Wellington
dc.contributor Univ Queensland
dc.contributor Australian Ctr Ecogen
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Sch Biol Sci
dc.contributor University Of Queensland
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci WEBSTER, NICOLE S. KANDLER, NORA M. WAHAB, MUHAMMAD A. ABDUL BELL, JAMES J. DAVY, SIMON K. LUTER, HEIDI M. NOONAN, SAM H. C. 2019-01-06T18:03:54Z 2019-01-06T18:03:54Z 2019-07-08T02:14:20Z 2019-01-06T18:03:54Z 2019-01-06T18:03:54Z 2019-07-08T02:14:20Z 2018-12-01
dc.identifier.citation Kandler NM, Wahab MAA, Noonan SHC, Bell JJ, Davy SK, Webster NS, Luter HM (2018) In situ responses of the sponge microbiome to ocean acidification. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 94(12): fiy205
dc.identifier.issn 0168-6496
dc.description.abstract Climate change is causing rapid changes in reef structure, biodiversity, and function, though most sponges are predicted to tolerate conditions projected for 2100. Sponges maintain intimate relationships with microbial symbionts, with previous studies suggesting that microbial flexibility may be pivotal to success under ocean acidification (OA). We performed a reciprocal transplantation of the coral reef sponges Coelocarteria singaporensis and Stylissa cf. flabelliformis between a control reef site and an adjacent CO2 vent site in Papua New Guinea to explore how the sponge microbiome responds to OA. Microbial communities of C. singaporensis, which differed initially between sites, did not shift towards characteristic control or vent microbiomes, even though relative abundances of Chloroflexi and Cyanobacteria increased and that of Thaumarchaeota decreased 7 months after transplantation to the control site. Microbial communities of S. cf. flabelliformis, which were initially stable between sites, did not respond specifically to transplantation but collectively exhibited a significant change over time, with a relative increase in Thaumarchaeota and decrease in Proteobacteria in all treatment groups. The lack of a community shift upon transplantation to the vent site suggests that microbial flexibility, at least in the adult life-history stage, does not necessarily underpin host survival under OA.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the Australian Institute of Marine Science and by the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund [Grant #VUW1505]. Financial support was also provided by Victoria University of Wellington's Victoria Doctoral Scholarship to NMK.
dc.language English
dc.subject Temperature
dc.subject Dynamics
dc.subject Bacterial-colonization
dc.subject Specificity
dc.subject Coral-reefs
dc.subject Diversity
dc.subject Microbiology
dc.subject Microbiome
dc.subject Calcification
dc.subject Reciprocal Transplantation
dc.subject Porifera
dc.subject Microbial Stability
dc.subject Volcanic Vents
dc.subject Co2 Vent
dc.subject Communities
dc.subject Disease
dc.subject Productivity
dc.title In situ responses of the sponge microbiome to ocean acidification
dc.type journal article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/femsec/fiy205
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000453661900020

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