Journal article

Microbiota characterization of Exaiptasia diaphana from the Great Barrier Reef.

Leon Michael Hartman, Madeleine Josephine Henriette van Oppen, Linda Louise Blackall

Animal Microbiome | bmc springer nature | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Coral reefs have sustained damage of increasing scale and frequency due to climate change, thereby intensifying the need to elucidate corals' biological characteristics, including their thermal tolerance and microbial symbioses. The sea anemone, Exaiptasia diaphana, has proven an ideal coral model for many studies due to its close phylogenetic relationship and shared traits, such as symbiosis with algae of the family Symbiodiniaceae. However, established E. diaphana clonal lines are not available in Australia thus limiting the ability of Australian scientists to conduct research with this model. To help address this, the bacterial and Symbiodiniaceae associates of four Great Barr..

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