Journal article

Phylogenetic diversity of bacteria associated with the marine sponge Rhopaloeides odorabile

NS Webster, KJ Wilson, LL Blackall, RT Hill

Applied and Environmental Microbiology | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2001


Molecular techniques were employed to document the microbial diversity associated with the marine sponge Rhopaloeides odorabile. The phylogenetic affiliation of sponge-associated bacteria was assessed by 16S rRNA sequencing of cloned DNA fragments. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was used to confirm the presence of the predominant groups indicated by 16S rDNA analysis. The community structure was extremely diverse with representatives of the Actinobacteria, low-G+C gram-positive bacteria, the beta- and gamma-subdivisions of the Proteobacteria, Cytophaga/Flavobacterium, green sulfur bacteria, green nonsulfur bacteria, planctomycetes, and other sequence types with no known close rela..

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