Multi-marker metabarcoding of coral skeletons reveals a rich microbiome and diverse evolutionary origins of endolithic algae
Vanessa Rossetto Marcelino, Heroen Verbruggen
Scientific Reports | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016
Awarded by Australian Biological Resources Study
Awarded by Australian Research Council
This work was supported by the Australian Biological Resources Study (RFL213-08), the Australian Research Council (FT110100585), the Botany Foundation (The University of Melbourne) and the Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment. VRM receives a University of Melbourne scholarship. We thank Chiela Cremen and Chris Jackson for providing reference sequences, Todd McLay and Kym Pham for helping troubleshooting the library prep and Adam Robbins-Pianka for updating the filter_observation_by_samples.py script. We are very grateful to Francesca Benzoni for providing coral identifications during the Papua New Guinea sampling campaigns. We thank Claude Payri, the staff of the Alis research vessel and the La Planete Revisitee program for facilitating fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, and everyone who helped with field work in Western Australia. We also thank Madeleine van Oppen, Margaret Brookes, Chris Jackson, Analy Leite, Raquel Peixoto and an anonymous reviewer for their valuable comments on the manuscript.