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Coral-associated bacterial communities on Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Murdoch Univ
dc.contributor Murdoch University
dc.contributor Sch Biol Sci & Biotechnol
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en BOURNE, DAVID G. CEH, JANJA VAN KEULEN, MIKE 2013-02-28T06:50:35Z 2017-03-21T01:17:47Z 2017-03-21T01:17:47Z 2019-07-08T02:17:44Z 2013-02-28T06:50:35Z 2017-03-21T01:17:47Z 2017-03-21T01:17:47Z 2019-07-08T02:17:44Z 2011-01-01
dc.identifier 8682 en
dc.identifier.citation Ceh J, Keulen MV and Bourne DG (2011) Coral-associated bacterial communities on Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 75: 134-144. en
dc.identifier.issn 0168-6496
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dc.description.abstract Coral-associated microbial communities from three coral species (Pocillopora damicornis, Acropora tenuis and Favites abdita) were examined every 3 months (January, March, June, October) over a period of 1 year on Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Tissue from corals was collected throughout the year and additional sampling of coral mucus and seawater samples was performed in January. Tissue samples were also obtained in October from P. damicornis coral colonies on Rottnest Island off Perth, 1200 km south of Ningaloo Reef, to provide comparisons between coral-microbial associates in different locations. The community structures of the coral-associated microorganisms were analysed using phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene clone libraries, which demonstrated highly diverse microbial profiles among all the coral species sampled. Principal component analysis revealed that samples grouped according to time and not species, indicating that coral-microbial associations may be a result of environmental drivers such as oceanographic characteristics, benthic community structure and temperature. Tissue samples from P. damicornis at Rottnest Island revealed similarities in bacteria to the samples at Ningaloo Reef. This study highlights that coral-associated microbial communities are highly diverse; however, the complex interactions that determine the stability of these associations are not necessarily dependent on coral host specificity.
dc.description.uri en
dc.language English
dc.language en en
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dc.relation.ispartof FEMS Microbiology Ecology - pages: 75: 134-144 en
dc.subject Great-barrier-reef
dc.subject Tissues
dc.subject Ecology
dc.subject Band Disease
dc.subject Ningaloo Reef
dc.subject Diversity
dc.subject Microbiology
dc.subject Populations
dc.subject Nitrogen
dc.subject Healthy
dc.subject Mucus-associated Bacteria
dc.subject 16s Ribosomal-rna
dc.subject 16s Rrna Gene
dc.subject Coral
dc.subject Bacteria
dc.title Coral-associated bacterial communities on Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2010.00986.x
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000285007300013

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