Journal article

Highly structured prokaryote communities exist within the skeleton of coral colonies

Vanessa R Marcelino, Madeleine JH van Oppen, Heroen Verbruggen

The ISME Journal | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018


Awarded by Australian Biological Resources Study

Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by Melbourne Bioinformatics (VLSCI) facilities

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Australian Biological Resources Study (RFL213-08), the Australian Research Council (FT110100585, DP150100705), the University of Melbourne (Botany Foundation grant to VRM and ECR grant to HV), the Albert Shimmins Fund and the Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment. The bioinformatics aspects were supported by use of the Melbourne Bioinformatics (VLSCI) facilities (project UOM0007) and the Nectar Research Cloud, a collaborative Australian research platform supported by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). We are grateful to Zac Forsman for providing advice on DNA barcodes for coral identification, Eric Treml for advice on statistical analyses and two anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments. We thank Mike Van Keulen, Frazer McGregor, the Heron Island Research Station staff and the members of the Verbruggen lab for facilitating fieldwork.